This week, 15 states and the District of Columbia signed a memorandum of understanding to accelerate bus and truck electrification and eradicate diesel emissions by 2050. The signatories will collaborate to advance markets for electric vehicles, with a focus on medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Their goal is for 100 percent of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sales to be zero emission vehicles by 2050. The existing Multi-State Zero Emissions Vehicle Task Force will provide a framework and assist with coordination of efforts from state to state.
Along with the District of Columbia, states signing the MOU are California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
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