The commitments, which are part of the Climate Group’s ZEV Pledge, involve 121,355 vehicles on the road. - Photo: Pixabay/paulbr75

The commitments, which are part of the Climate Group’s ZEV Pledge, involve 121,355 vehicles on the road.

Photo: Pixabay/paulbr75

Nine national, regional, state, and city-level governments in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. have announced that they will convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. The commitments, which are part of the Climate Group’s newly launched ZEV Pledge initiative, collectively represents 121,355 vehicles on the road.

California, New York, and Washington are among the three U.S. states that have announced their support for the ZEV Pledge.

  • The State of California has committed to 100% zero-emission buses by 2030; 100% zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2035; and 100% zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040.
  • The State of New York has committed to 100% zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2035 and 100% zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040.
  • The City of New York has committed to 100% zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040.
  • The State of Washington has committed to 100% zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2035 and 100% zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2040.

In addition to signing the ZEV Pledge, the Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, ratified its commitment of moving to an all-electric fleet by 2035 by announcing it as an executive order.

The remaining government fleets that have signed on for the Climate Group’s ZEV initiative include British Columbia, Canada; Quebec, Canada; Jalisco, Mexico; the Scottish Government; and the U.K. Government.

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