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Multiple States Commit to Zero-Emission Plan for Trucks by 2050

Date: July 27, 2020

Fifteen states and the District of Columbia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on July 14, signaling a commitment to encourage "a self-sustaining market" for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The states target 2050 for 100 percent zero emissions on all new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales within their jurisdictions, with an interim target of 30 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030.

The states include: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington and Vermont, and the District of Columbia.

The signatories of the MOU are indicating the direction they want their state to go by agreeing to collaborative policies that encourage infrastructure investments, consumer education, and information sharing.

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