California legislator introduces bill requiring all new passenger vehicles to be ZEVs after 1 Jan 2040

By mmillikin California state legislator Phil Ting has introduced a bill—AB 1745—that all new passenger vehicles in the state be zero emissions vehicles after 1 January 2040. For the purposes of the bill, zero emissions vehicles cannot produce exhaust emissions of any criteria pollutant or greenhouse gas under any operational mode or condition; upstream emissions are not counted.
AB 1745, the Clean Cars 2040 Act, would not apply to large commercial vehicles (larger than 10,000 pounds); the bill also allows people moving into California to keep their vehicles, whether ZEV or not.

Specifically, the bill would prohibit the Department of Motor Vehicles from accepting

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