As a result of the delay, the proposal cannot be implemented until 2028 at the earliest
Augusta, Maine—Due to storm recovery efforts, Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) delayed until 2024 a vote on a SEMA-opposed proposal requiring that 82% of new vehicles sold in the state be zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) by 2032. As a result of the delay, the proposal cannot be implemented until 2028 at the earliest, according to a SEMA report.
The SEMA-opposed proposal would require 82% of new vehicles sold in the state be zero-emissions vehicles by 2032. Drafted in response to a citizen petition from an environmental group, the rule aims to tighten emissions standards for new passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles sold in Maine, aligning the state with California’s latest clean car rules, which the state has historically followed.
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