June 26, 2023

OEMs hoping California’s zero emission funding model expands to other states

Startups and major OEMs are under no illusions that fleets and other truck owners are up against a costly transition to zero emission trucks and see generous incentives like those found in California as being critical for a historic shift that’s being mandated by increasingly stringent emissions laws.

California made global headlines in April when it became the first government in the world to mandate the end the sales of conventional internal combustion trucks by 2036. Fleets wishing to continue to do business at the nation’s busiest ports and elsewhere in the Golden State will have until 2045 to make the switch to zero-emission trucks which currently includes all-electric and fuel-cell. Other states could follow suit.