Several large truck manufacturers have agreed to a deal with California in response to the ban of diesel CMVs in the state.
Several companies, including Daimler, Ford, GM, and Cummins, have agreed to the ‘Clean Truck Partnership’ with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The plan creates a path towards the use of zero-emissions medium and heavy duty trucks exclusively by 2045 by easing the transition into electric trucks with more flexibility for truck makers.
With the ‘Clean Truck Partnership,’ CARB is required to give truckmakers at least four years of warning ahead of new regulations and three years of stability in between the implementation of new requirements. In exchange for this flexibility, truckmakers have agreed to meet California’s new standards regardless of the outcomes of any challenges to the ruling in court, and to avoid any costly litigation against the state and its new rules.