California recently adopted the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) program, which cuts climate and air pollution by requiring that an increasing percentage of all new cars sold are electric, culminating in a 100% EV requirement by 2035.
The federal tax credit has been a huge boon to the electric vehicle market. It has helped many people afford EVs. Electric cars are already less expensive to operate thanks to low maintenance costs and lower fueling costs.
Coltura is working to get two bills introduced in Washington state. One requires all new cars sold to be electric starting in 2035, and the other requires new government fleet vehicles to be electric by 2027. More to come!
In conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Coltura and the Sierra Club hosted a panel of leaders representing China, India, the Netherlands, and Germany to share their perspectives, stories and advice on phasing out gasoline passenger vehicles. Click here for the recap and photos.
It’s March, 2020, in the first weeks of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and the world has gone quiet. Savannah, an 11-year-old girl living in the Pacific Northwest, sees an opportunity to heal our planet, if we can resist the urge to get back to our gasoline-guzzling normal.
Coltura and the Sierra Club will present a panel of international leaders to share their countries’ experience with phasing out gasoline and diesel passenger vehicles in San Francisco on September 12 in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit. After a panel discussion led by Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, panelists and attendees will strategize next steps for an international phaseout movement to accelerate the end of gasoline-powered vehicles.
This report resulted from a convening with regulators, advocates, experts, and other stakeholders in California’s zero emission vehicle industry, organized by UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) and sponsored by Coltura.