California has just passed a rule requiring Uber, Lyft and other rideshare operators to shift their networks to electric vehicles by 2030, reports Forbes, making it the first state in the US to take such measures. It’s California’s latest move to push for a wholesale shift to electric vehicles in order to reduce air pollution and tackle climate change.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), the only state authority in the country authorized to set its own emissions standards, passed the new Clean Mile Standard in a meeting in Sacramento on May 20. Enforcement of the new rule will begin in 2023, in which CARB will require two percent of each rideshare fleet to consist of electric vehicles.
While the state intends all new vehicle sales to be emission-free by 2035, the rules for rideshare vehicles will come on much more quickly. Fifty percent of rideshare vehicles on the road must be electric by 2027, stepping up to 90 percent by 2030.
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