Coltura was the first organization to publish an op-ed in 2017 calling for California to phase out sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles. Shortly after our op-ed was published, Assemblymember Phil Ting introduced the Clean Cars 2040 Act, and Coltura helped form and lead a coalition to support its passage.
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.
California has imposed standards for Zero Emissions Vehicles, or ZEVs. Its ZEV mandate sets up a credit system relating to a requirement that a certain percent of passenger vehicle sales by each automaker be ZEVs.