This week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) announced an initiative to explore regulations for cleaner and more efficient transportation in the state. Clean Cars Nevada will advance the state’s climate change and sustainability goals while also reducing harmful air pollution from vehicles.
As part of the initiative, proposed regulations would adopt two parts of California’s vehicle emissions standards. They would set standards on emissions from new light and medium- duty vehicles starting in model year 2025. Additionally, the state would adopt clean car standards used by California and 14 other states to require dealerships to sell a certain percentage of low or zero-emission vehicles beginning in 2024.
“Cleaner cars provide cleaner air and healthier communities for the benefit of all Nevadans,” says Brad Crowell, Director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “Transportation is the number one source of greenhouse gases in Nevada, and therefore a top priority for addressing climate change statewide.”