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CR letter to California Air Resources Board about proposed Advanced Clean Cars II rule

In 2012, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) established the Advanced Clean Cars Program (ACC) that 1) sets strong emission standards for new-light duty vehicles through MY 2025, and 2) requires manufacturers to sell an increasing number of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) each model year. Recently, CARB has proposed an updated rule to set a new, more stringent standard, for the sale of light-duty passenger vehicles beginning in 2026, leading up to a 100% new zero-emission vehicle sales requirement in 2035. 

Currently, cars and trucks are the number one source of dangerous air pollutants in California. Additionally, transportation accounts for 29%  greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Light-duty vehicles account for 58% of these emissions. As the largest light duty market in the U.S. (12%), California must continue to be a national and global clean transportation leader, and push for the highest percentage of EV sales possible.

Learn more about the proposed rule and see CR’s comments on the rulemaking in this comment letter.