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Tesla Semi To Receive a Significant Boost After CA Bans Diesel Trucks

Tesla Semi To Receive a Significant Boost After CA Bans Diesel Trucks

Big news for Tesla Semi. The EPA is expected to grant California a waiver to ban diesel trucks and a series of other regulations. If this happens, this is going to give a huge green light for increasing demand for Tesla Semi.

California has long been a leader in regulating the use of internal combustion engines (ICE) in vehicles, and now the state is set to take a major step forward in its efforts to combat climate change by implementing a ban on diesel trucks. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to grant California a waiver that would allow the state to place new regulations on heavy diesel trucks, which could lead to these vehicles being phased out completely by 2045, WashPo reports.

The new regulations have three parts, with the most significant being a requirement for automakers to sell an increasing number of electric trucks. This would accelerate the shift toward electric trucks and make it easier for businesses to transition away from diesel. The California rule does allow for hydrogen-powered vehicles as an alternative to diesel.

In addition, California would be speeding up a federal regulation that limits the emission of nitrous oxides and particulate from diesel vehicles. Truckmakers would be required to implement these changes in the 2024 model year, rather than the 2027 model year required by the federal government. Finally, California would require truckmakers to ensure their new emission controls continue to work over the lifetime of the vehicle.

The impact of these regulations is likely to be felt outside of California, as other states are expected to follow its lead and implement similar regulations. This could lead to a surge in demand for electric trucks, including the Tesla Semi, as well as other commercial electric vehicles from manufacturers like Ford, Rivian, and Mercedes.

While it is possible that these regulations could face legal challenges, the push for cleaner air and reduced emissions is likely to continue. With the transportation sector responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions, transitioning away from diesel trucks is an important step in reducing the sector's impact on the environment.

For businesses looking to make the switch to electric trucks, there are a number of factors to consider. While electric trucks can have a higher upfront cost, they are often more cost-effective in the long run due to lower maintenance and fuel costs. In addition, electric trucks are often more reliable and have longer lifespans than diesel trucks.

Overall, the move toward a ban on diesel trucks in California and other states represents a significant opportunity for manufacturers of electric trucks and other commercial electric vehicles. With the transportation sector poised for a major shift in the coming years, businesses that embrace the transition to electric vehicles are likely to be well-positioned for success.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News Twitter, Facebok, Linkedin and Youtube.