Workshop on Credit Pooling Concept under the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation

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November 9, 2023

Workshop on Credit Pooling Concept under the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a workshop introducing a zero-emission vehicle credit pooling concept under the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) regulation. The pooling concept would allow zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) sold in one state to count for compliance in another state. This workshop will be a virtual meeting at the following time:

Date:                November 28, 2023
Time:                9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Location:          Virtual through Zoom


Meeting materials including an agenda, and recording will be available on the ACT website, Meeting and Events page.


In January 2021, the ACT regulation was adopted as part of a comprehensive strategy to accelerate a large-scale ZEV deployment of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in California.

On July 6, 2023, CARB announced a Clean Truck Partnership with the nation’s leading truck manufacturers and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association that advances the development of ZEV for the commercial trucking industry. This partnership marks a commitment from the companies to meet California’s zero-‑emission tailpipe standard, regardless of whether any other entity challenges California’s authority to set more stringent emissions standards than those under the federal Clean Air Act. In turn, CARB has agreed to work collaboratively with manufacturers to provide lead time to meet CARB’s requirements before imposing new regulations, and to support the development of necessary ZEV infrastructure. As part of the Clean Truck Partnership, CARB agreed to hold a workshop in 2023 to introduce the concept of ZEV pooling within the ACT regulation.

In March 2023, the Biden administration approved California’s waiver for the ACT regulation under the federal Clean Air Act that allows the state to become the first in the world to mandate zero-emissions technology for trucks (California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Sections 1963, 1963.1, 1963.2, 1963.3, 1963.4, 1963.5).

Achieving California’s long-term air quality, climate, and public health goals will require a transition from the conventional combustion technologies to zero-emission everywhere feasible and near-zero-emission powered by clean, low-carbon renewable fuels everywhere else. Promoting the development and use of zero-emission trucks will contribute to the goals set by the Governor’s Executive Order N-79-20 and the Sustainable Freight Action Plan, and will help achieve emission reductions as outlined in the State Implementation Plan, Senate Bill (SB) 350 (de León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015), Assembly Bill (AB) 32 (Nuñez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006), and SB 32 (Pavley, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2016), and AB 1279 (Muratsuchi, Chapter 337, Statutes of 2022).


If you wish to receive information regarding the credit pooling concept under the ACT regulation, please visit the Advanced Clean Trucks website and sign up to receive future updates and notices of upcoming meetings.

If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e., Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Mr. Harinder Phagura, as soon as possible. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.