CARB approves $1.5 billion program to meet California’s 2035 ZEV target

Source: By OPIS • Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Friday approved a proposal to spend $1.5 billion to increase access to clean vehicles and other mobility options designed to support the state’s plan to ensure that all light-duty cars and medium-duty trucks sold in the state by 2035 are zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). The agency said the funding represents the state’s largest-ever annual investment in clean transportation incentives, more than doubling the largest past spending. Supported projects range from consumer rebates for clean cars to incentives for cleaner trucks, as well as mobility options. CARB added that more than half of the $1.5 billion fiscal-year 2021-2022 funding is targeted to benefit lower-income communities and those disproportionately burdened by environmental pollution.