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New York Governor Hochul signs law phasing out ICE vehicles in 2035

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a bill that will ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks in the state by 2035. The bill (S.2758/A.4302) was introduced last October, and passed the legislature in April. It establishes a goal to make all sales or leases of new passenger cars and… Read more »

California environmental lawyer forecasts the future of state and federal emissions regulations

Q&A with environmental lawyer Maureen Gorsen California has led the nation in the fight against air pollution. The state has consistently implemented clean-air rules that are stricter than those imposed at the federal level, including the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate, which requires automakers to produce a certain number of electric vehicles. The Trump administration attempted… Read more »

Washington state bill to phase out ICEs by 2030 ready for governor’s signature

In March, the state of Washington one-upped EV trendsetter California with a proposal to phase out gas-burning cars by 2030—five years earlier than the Golden State’s proposed ban. Washington’s legislature has now passed Clean Cars 2030, part of a larger bill (E2SHB 1287) that directs the state’s utilities to prepare for all-electric transportation. Unlike California… Read more »

Lion Electric sells 10 school buses to California’s largest school district

Lion Electric, a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has secured an order for its electric school buses from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The initial order of 10 LionC buses follows Lion’s recent delivery to the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento. LAUSD is the second-largest school district in… Read more »

Washington raises the stakes with California, proposing to phase out gas cars by 2030

Washington may soon become the third US state to fix a date for the end of the Oil Age. The state House Transportation Committee has voted 17-12 to advance a bill that would require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 and later registered in the state to be electric. The bill will now move… Read more »

GM aspires to stop selling ICE cars by 2035, will roll out 30 pure EVs by 2025

GM has thrown down the electric gauntlet to the auto industry, announcing plans to become carbon-neutral by 2040, and to set “science-based targets” to achieve carbon neutrality. GM worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to “develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by… Read more »

Massachusetts to ban the sale of new combustion engine vehicles by 2035

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has issued a new mandate that all new cars sold in the state be electric by 2035. The plan is part of the state’s 2050 Decarbonization Road Map, which also calls for retrofitting 1 million homes with electric heating, cutting commuters’ driving miles by 15 percent, and dramatically increasing offshore wind… Read more »

Will New Jersey be the next state to propose an ICE vehicle ban?

California has long been an e-mobility trendsetter. Will the state’s recent move to set a date for the end of ICE sales spur other US states to do the same? New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently released an official “road map” to achieve the state’s goal of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by… Read more »

California Governor issues order to ban the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 2035

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order requiring all new passenger vehicles sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035. Some 15 countries have announced proposals to phase out legacy vehicles (and the UK recently brought its proposed ban forward to 2030), but California will be the first US state to do… Read more »

Volvo Trucks pilots VNR Electric truck at California dealership

Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project—a collaboration with the South Coast Air Quality Management District and 13 other organizations to develop a blueprint to scale up the adoption of battery-electric trucks. The first… Read more »