Clean Truck Partnership Launched to Boost Zero-emission Vehicle Transition
It has been revealed that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has launched a Clean Truck Partnership with leading US truck manufacturers and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association. How could this amplify the use of hydrogen-powered vehicles?

The Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association works to advance the development of zero-emission vehicles for the commercial trucking industry, while still reaching the state’s climate and emission reduction targets.

CARB has agreed to work collaboratively with manufacturers to provide reasonable lead time to meet CARB’s requirements before imposing new regulations and to support the development of necessary zero-emission vehicle infrastructures.

Terms of the Clean Truck Partnership include that CARB will align with EPA’s 2027 regulations for nitrogen oxide emissions.

Also, CARB will modify elements of the 2024 NOx emission regulations for which manufacturers will provide offsets as necessary to maintain California’s emission targets.

Liane Randolph, CARB Chair explained that this partnership launched highlights how the industry is working towards a more decarbonised future.

She said: The unprecedented collaboration between California regulators and truck manufacturers marks a new era in our zero-emission future, where we work together to address the needs of both the trucking industry and the Californians who deserve to breathe clean air.

“This agreement makes it clear that we have shared goals to tackle pollution and climate change and to ensure the success of the truck owners and operators who provide critical services to California’s economy.”