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Minnesota adopts rule to reduce emissions

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) adopts rule that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) and other air pollutant emissions from light-duty and medium-duty vehicles.

As we already reported several months ago (Link), the new rule was planned to adopt the Low-Emission Vehicles (LEV) and Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) standards of the California Air Resources Board. The proposed measure was now accepted and enters into force on the 2nd of August 2021.

The Low-Emission Vehicles (LEV) standard now imposes the more stringent greenhouse gas and other air pollutant emission restrictions established by California, on vehicles delivered to Minnesota.

According to the Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) standard, Automobile Manufacturers will now be required to deliver for sale in Minnesota a certain percentage of vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions each year, including battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles.

More information on the new rules can be found in the Minnesota State Register Volume 45, Number 25, while the adoption was made public in the State Register Volume 46, Number 4.


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