California targets diesel trucks in its latest crusade
Now, the state has set a deadline to eliminate commercial diesel trucks as well.
California is preparing to ban the sale of commercial diesel trucks by 2040 and require trucks entering ports and rail yards to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Some companies, such as Walmart and Amazon, would have until 2042 to convert their trucks to electric.
California does not have the infrastructure to support such a plan, according to Chris Shimoda, the vice president of the California Trucking Association. That is hardly a surprise, given that California does not have the infrastructure to support its current population of 39 million.
The state only “narrowly avoided rolling blackouts” earlier this month, according to USA Today, after begging residents not to use electricity between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Even then, thousands lost power in northern California, and rolling blackouts have been the norm over the last several years. Due to the elimination of reliable sources of electricity, California’s grid cannot hold up to heat waves everyone knows are coming.
Edited by Rogerdodger, 22 September 2022 - 08:37 PM.