Governor Cooper Announces Plans To Significantly Reduce Gas and Diesel Vehicles From NC Roads


Yesterday Governor Cooper announced new plans to even further reduce gas and diesel vehicles in our state.

At the North Carolina Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) Electric Vehicle State Policy Bootcamp and Showcase, the governor outlined his administration’s plan for an “advanced clean trucks” rule that would promote the transition to zero-emission electric vehicles throughout our state, including tractor trailers, buses, and delivery, garbage, and utility trucks.

“North Carolina has already made great progress in electric vehicle manufacturing, and we’re well-positioned to be at the head of the global market transition to zero-emission vans, buses and trucks,” he said in a press release. “We’ll continue working with businesses and manufacturers across the state to strengthen our economy, create jobs and confront the climate crisis.”

Last month, Cooper signed Executive Order 271, which established the “North Carolina Advanced Clean Trucks program”, a sweeping initiative that will require all North Carolina manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty (MHD) vehicles to make a steadily increasing percentage of their fleets zero-emission starting by 2025.

What do you think about the plans?