Multi-State ZEV Task Force Releases Action Plan
The Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty ZEV Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was created in July 2020, established goals to increase the number of ZEVs sold by manufacturers to thirty percent of all medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. The MOU directed the 17 states and the District of Columbia that agreed to follow the California Air Resources Board (CARB)'s lead to pledge its support of the acceleration of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs through active involvement in the Multi-State ZEV Task Force to create a plan that would achieve its goals.
The Action Plan was developed in coordination with the Canadian province of Quebec and outlines over 65 strategies and recommendations for the acceleration of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs which include the following:
- Sales and purchase requirements in accordance with CARB's Advanced Clean Trucks regulation;
- Fleet purchase and annual reporting requirements for publicly owned, controlled, and contracted fleets;
- States should prioritize electrifying public fleet vehicles operating in communities disproportionately affected by air pollution;
- Vehicle and infrastructure purchase incentives;
- Utility investment in charging infrastructure;
- Innovative financing mechanisms;
- Workforce development programs; and,
- Deployment of public charging in communities and along travel corridors.
TRALA had anticipated the release of the Action Plan since the MOU was created two years ago. TRALA will continue its conversations with California and the other states and jurisdictions that signed onto the MOU in order to educate their respective policy makers on how this will impact the truck renting and leasing industry and offer suggestions to improve the plan so it is more workable for the industry.
You may view the Action Plan by clicking here.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact TRALA's Elizabeth Hyers at email@example.com.