MEMA testified before the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on June 25 regarding California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Proposal.
In oral comments, MEMA expressed support for regulatory certainty through realistic HD ZEV (heavy duty zero-emission vehicles) targets. MEMA recommended that CARB maintain the original sales percentage requirements for model years (MYs) 2024-2030, rather than revising them upward per the revision proposed in May 2020.
In addition, MEMA supported or recommended:
- Some performance-based standards included in the act.
- Increased flexibility in compliance.
- Regulatory certainty through infrastructure investments.
“California and other states should incentivize and ensure adequate battery charging and hydrogen refueling station infrastructure designed specifically for HD trucks. Greater investment in ZEV infrastructure is critical to provide a clear, stable regulatory environment for these technologies,” Laurie Holmes, MEMA Senior Director of Environmental Policy said in the comments.