As the state pushes toward a new transportation reality, a divide between industry and policy grows – By Matthew Narvaiz and Ryan Boetel (Albuquerque Journal) / Nov 20, 2023
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration is making a massive push to make state employees, consumers and developers prioritize zero-emission vehicles over gas-powered vehicles in the near future.
Last week, two boards that control air quality in the state approved adopted rules that would affect consumers following passionate testimony and public comments from advocacy groups, politicians and business leaders over four days.
The rules —which include the advanced clean cars II, advanced clean trucks and the heavy-duty omnibus — will require automakers to deliver an increasing percentage of new zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, over a period of time and will also create more stringent testing requirements for trucks and broaden warranty requirements. Zero emission vehicles include electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
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