Statement: Oregon joins new EV truck pact, shows commitment to fighting global warming and air pollution
Portland – Oregon and 14 other states announced today that they will set landmark goals for zero-emission trucks. These plans follow California’s leadership. In late June, the California Air Resources Board approved the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule, which requires every new truck sold in California be zero-emission by 2045.
The state’s MOU sets targets for achieving full electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, along with interim sales targets for truck manufacturers.
Celeste Meiffren-Swango, state director of Environment Oregon, issued the following statement:
“No package delivered by a diesel truck is worth dirty air, asthma and climate change. It's time to shift past the old way of thinking and move toward a clean environment with trucks that don't pollute. Clean electric trucks can clear the air and help stave off the worst impacts of climate change. That's the delivery we are all waiting for.”