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CARB Rejects Companies’ Push To Delay ZEV Powertrain Certification Rule

July 08, 2019
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is rejecting truck makers’ strong push to delay -- from 2021 to 2023 -- the practical effective date of a first-time “voluntary” rule for certifying zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty powertrains, deciding that customers need assurances sooner about the efficacy of the electric vehicles to bolster the market. “We’re trying to provide some level of consumer protection, frankly, and assurance to the public,” said CARB Chairwoman Mary Nichols during a June 27 meeting at which...

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