Statewide, Ore. – The Environmental Quality Commission adopted rules Monday (3-1) to require all new passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs sold in Oregon to be zero emissions by 2035. The commission is the policy and rulemaking board for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Known as Advanced Clean Cars II, the set of rules builds on regulations in place since 2005 that have laid the groundwork for the increase in automakers providing zero emission vehicles — full battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel cell — to the market. Oregon has been a national leader in zero-emission vehicle sales over the past several years.
Reducing emissions from gas cars is imperative to meeting Oregon’s climate and air quality goals. This action will provide better air quality and enhance the health of all Oregonians.
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