Nevada Joins Multi-state Agreement to Support Zero-emission Trucks and Buses
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Today, Governor Sisolak announced that Nevada has joined the Multi-State Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Memorandum of Understanding, which will encourage vehicle electrification and work to reduce toxic air pollution from our transportation sector. Nevada joins 16 states and Washington D.C. in a commitment to ensure at least 30 percent of new truck and bus sales are zero-emission vehicles by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050.
Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Nevada and includes medium and heavy-duty vehicles like public buses and semi-trucks. Electrifying our transportation sector is critical for clean air, job creation, energy security, and climate protection.
In response to today’s announcement, Nevada Conservation League Policy and Advocacy Director Christi Cabrera released the following statement:
“Nevada will fall short of our climate goals unless we work to reduce toxic emissions from our most polluting sector – transportation. This memorandum will jumpstart the work to electrify medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses and drive down tailpipe pollution that has long harmed public health and damaged our environment. We are grateful to Governor Sisolak and his administration for their strong climate leadership and hope this action inspires leadership from other states.”
The announcement builds on Nevada’s efforts to electrify its transportation sector and reduce harmful vehicle pollution. In October, Nevada became the 16th state to adopt clean car standards to provide consumers with more options for cost-saving and pollution-free light-duty cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs.