California Leads Way for Electric Trucks

California recently passed a landmark rule “requiring more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035,” according to a New York Times article. 

Tesla’s Elon Musk introduces all-electric Class 8 tractor in 2017 (Photo courtesy Tesla)

The article adds:

The new rule, which sets sales requirements for zero-emissions, electric versions of everything from big rigs to box trucks and delivery vans starting in 2024, has clear benefits. Under the rule, the percentage of electric trucks that must be sold would gradually increase each year, with an eventual goal that 100 percent of trucks be electric by 2045, from near zero today.

Amazon announced earlier that it had ordered 100,000 all electric delivery vans.

Both are signs that places like Sandwich, N.H.’s commitment to clean energy is doable. It has a “goal of 100% reliance on renewable sources of electricity by 2030 and for all other energy needs, including heating and transportation, by 2050.”

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