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California Will Ban New Trucks With Internal Combustion Engines From 2045

California Will Ban New Trucks With Internal Combustion Engines From 2045

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), the government organization responsible for the environment in the state, has adopted new requirements for cargo transportation. According to this document, from 2024, manufacturers and sellers of trucks in California will be required to begin a gradual transition to electric transport of this type. By 2045, all new trucks sold in California must be electric.

By implementing the new rules, the Council intends to gradually eliminate one of the largest sources of air pollution in the state. The rules were adopted as part of a larger program to transform transportation in California. As part of this program, rules have already been adopted to replace all ships and vehicles in ports and railway hubs operating at short distances with electric ones by 2035. Trucks used for delivery on the "last mile" should be electric by 2040.

Today, several countries are implementing programs to switch to more environmentally friendly modes of transport. Last spring, Germany began trial operation of a motorway section equipped with an electric contact line for charging batteries for electric and hybrid trucks. It is expected that such a system will increase the energy efficiency of electric trucks and reduce their impact on the climate.