California is working on a plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet its climate change goals.
As part of this approach, the California Air Resources Board, has decided to impose quotas on heavy-duty vehicles weighing more than 3,850 kg. The Advanced Clean Truck Regulation will apply to manufacturers as well as to companies using heavy-duty vehicles.
Manufacturers of 2b chassis or thermal vehicles will be forced to increase the percentages of sales of electric trucks. They will have to account for 55% of their annual sales by 2035. Companies with 50 or more trucks will be obliged to provide information on their current fleet. This information would help identify the companies’ future strategies regarding the purchase of electric trucks.
By implementing all these rules, California hopes to put more than 500,000 electric trucks on the road by 2045 and ban the sale of internal combustion trucks.
All these new measures seem aggressive, but they may be the best way to the green transition.
The European Union is also very strict with truck manufacturers in order to achieve its objective of reducing CO2 emissions by 30% in 2030.
The transportation sector is mainly responsible for CO2 emissions. The passenger car manufacturers are also under pressure with a target of 37,5% until 2030. To achieve this objective, manufacturers will have to reduce CO2 emissions of new vehicles sales by 10 grams per year.
The electric vehicle will therefore have to be more attractive and accessible in order to increase sales. This will only be possible with high performance batteries with reduced weight and cost.
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