TNI || New Delhi || 22nd Nov 2021
The new rules in the US state of Oregon will enhance the electrification of package delivery vans, commercial tractors, school buses and waste haulers.
The Oregon Environmental Commission has embraced the Advanced Clean Truck rule as well as the Heavy-Duty Omnibus rule.
Both the rules are the same as what happens in California and concern the sale of new medium and heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks, vans, and buses.
The new rule will compel Oregon truck manufacturers to offer increased new sales so as to be zero-emission MHD vehicles.
Under the new rule, from 2025, the vehicle manufacturers will have to sell zero-emission vehicles at a certain percentage of the overall sales.
They will have to increase the zero-emission truck sales depending upon the truck size.
The percentage will hover around 40-75% of all new sales which will be depending on the class of trucks.
The rule will also require a one time reporting for particular businesses that are functioning one or more units in Oregon that either dispatch five or more medium or heavy-duty trucks.
It is well to be noted that since not all sectors would be able to transition to zero-emission technology, the demand for conventional technology shall still be there.
This is where California developed a regulation for Heavy Duty Engine and Vehicle Omnibus to reduce tailpipe emissions. Oregon is now going ahead with the same rule.