California Turns Focus to Trucks and Trains

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California has already set strong rules to decarbonize passenger cars into motion, and now it's headed for the next goal posts with new moves to clean up trucks and rail. Notably, the state — whose regulations have a history of influencing wider decarbonization trends in the US and elsewhere — said last week it is pushing ahead with its planned phaseout of diesel truck sales from 2036 on, setting up a net-zero-only truck sales mandate after 2040. The rules will promote either hydrogen or battery electric vehicles, but a key question looking forward is which technology will gain the most favor from buyers or if there's plenty of room for both.

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