Clean Trucks Plan
On August 5, 2021, EPA announced plans to reduce GHG emissions and other harmful air pollutants from heavy-duty trucks through a series of rulemakings over the next three years.
The first rulemaking of this Clean Trucks Plan is a final rule signed on December 20, 2022, which focuses on reducing emissions that form smog and soot and will apply to heavy-duty engines and vehicles beginning in model year 2027.
- Final Rule for Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards
EPA is also developing two other commercial vehicle actions, consistent with President Biden’s Executive Order. The first will focus on light- and medium-duty vehicles and will address multi-pollutant emissions, including GHG emissions, for model year 2027 and later commercial pickup trucks and vans. The second will focus on GHG emissions for model year 2027 and later heavy-duty vehicles. These additional rulemakings will take into consideration recent Congressional action, such as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, that the Agency anticipates will lead to greater application of zero- emission vehicle technologies.