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.