15 States Agree to Work Together for All Heavy Trucks to Be Electric by 2050

A total of 15 states and the District of Columbia have signed a joint memorandum of understanding committing to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles.

The group’s goal is to ensure that 100% of all new medium- and heavy-duty truck sales be composed of zero-emission vehicles by 2050, with an interim target of 30% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030.

“Each signatory state will report, within its available capabilities and on a schedule agreed to by the states, medium- and heavy-duty vehicle registration data needed to track progress toward meeting these targets,” the group said in a July 14 announcement.