The Future of ZEVs—and the Transportation Industry
Even though the Heavy-Duty Omnibus and the Advanced Clean Trucks rule have been adopted by the state of California, the future is far from set in stone. Because these California regulations differ from federal standards, the state needs a waiver from the EPA for both. California has received significant support from several other states on this matter. Attorneys general from 14 states and the District of Columbia added their signatures to a letter from Rob Bonita, California’s Attorney General, urging the EPA to grant the waiver. For now, the ball is in the EPA’s court.
However, many in the transportation industry believe the writing is already on the wall. As a result, they’re already creating a plan to transition their fleets and even their warehouse equipment toward zero-emissions solutions. As more states adopt legislation similar to California’s—and manufacturers ramp up production of medium- and heavy-duty ZEVs—it seems clear that changes are coming down the pike for the transportation industry, with significant benefits for the environment and global public health.
If you have any questions regarding the impact of these initiatives—or any others—on your shipments, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can call us at (866) 899-5945 or email [email protected]. We’d be happy to discuss your particular situation and any potential impacts you might see as a shipper.