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Consumer Reports’ formal comments to California Air Resources Board on state’s Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) regulations

Consumer Reports filed formal comments with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on June 11, 2021, following the Board’s May workshop to discuss the development of the state’s Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) regulations.

Through this set of rules, California can reduce criteria and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new light- and medium-duty vehicles beyond the 2025 model year, increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the market, and engage with environmental justice communities to ensure meaningful improvement in access to ZEVs.

The nonprofit CR is urging the state to move forward with stronger standards for vehicles that produce fewer emissions, while helping drivers save money. CR is also advocating for California regulations that deliver equitable outcomes, specifically in low-income, underserved communities where electric vehicle options are scarce and exposure to poor air quality from vehicle emissions is disproportionately high.