California Wants To Ban ALL Gas And Diesel Trucks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: Cars and trucks move along the Cross Bronx Expressway, a notorious stretch of highway in New York City that is often choked with traffic and contributes to pollution and poor air quality on November 16, 2021 in New York City. Funds allocated from the Biden administration's infrastructure legislation will be used to study capping, or putting a deck over, a stretch of the highway as a way to decrease pollution that has caused high rates of asthma in the borough. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A controversial new proposal to ban diesel-powered trucks in California has sparked a divisive debate in the trucking industry.
  • The California Air Resources Board has laid out an ambitious plan to eventually force all diesel truck fleets off the road, with varying timelines.
  • The plan includes eventually taking every diesel truck and bus fleet off California roads by 2045.

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