Vermont Adopts Clean Car and Truck Rules

November 18, 2022 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Vermont’s legislature has approved two important new regulations to clean up pollution from transportation. The Advanced Clean Cars II program and the Advanced Clean Trucks rules will slash toxic emissions from vehicles. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“Toxic pollution from cars and trucks overheats the earth and clogs the air in our communities,” said CLF staff attorney Chase Whiting. “These new rules will help us tackle the climate crisis while cleaning up the air for people and families in Vermont. This is truly a win-win, and it’s a huge step forward towards our clean energy future.”

Transportation is the largest source of polluting emissions in the country, and Vermont is no exception.  That’s where the clean cars and trucks rules come in. These rules will require car and truck manufacturers to sell increasing numbers of zero-emission, electric vehicles (instead of ones that run on dirty fuels like diesel) each year. 

The rules now go to Vermont’s Secretary of State, where they will then become final.

CLF experts are available for further comment.