CARB’S ADVANCED CLEAN FLEETS REGULATION
The Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) regulation proposed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) establishes requirements for public agencies (including public utilities) to purchase a specified percentage of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) as part of their new vehicle purchases. If the regulation is ratified as proposed, starting in 2024, fleet owners would be required to add ZEVs per the following schedule. Starting January 1, 2024, 50% of the total number of vehicle additions to the fleet in each calendar year must be ZEVs. Starting January 1, 2027, 100% of the total number of vehicle additions to the fleet in each calendar year must be ZEVs. Proceedings regarding the ACF regulation are still underway. A hearing was conducted October 27, 2022. Hundreds of written and verbal comments have been collected and are currently under consideration by the Board. Although a final vote by CARB on the proposed regulation isn’t scheduled, it is expected that regulation will be approved by early next year. You can find the latest version of the proposed regulation here.