Elon Musk may have threatened to remove his Tesla electric vehicles factories from California for its aggressive pandemic policies, but he'd better start thanking the state for its progressive environmental policies.
The California Air Resources Board adopted a new electric standard for cargo truck manufacturing at the end of June.
By 2035, the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule will require zero-emissions trucks, meaning large pickups, delivery, and semi trucks, make up a majority of big-rig truck sales.
For electric truck makers, like Tesla with its Semi truck, this will boost demand for their products — at least in California.
"California’s adoption of the nation’s first zero emissions truck standard is a historic moment for clean air,” Paul Cort, director of Earthjustice’s Right to Zero campaign, said in another statement.
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