Zero and Near-Zero Emission Vehicle Weight Exemption

Zero and near-zero emission vehicles may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by an amount equal to the difference of the weight of the near-zero emission or zero emission powertrain and the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system, up to 2,000 pounds. A zero emission vehicle is defined as a vehicle that produces no criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, or greenhouse gas emissions when stationary or operating. A near-zero emission vehicle is a vehicle that uses zero emission technologies, uses technologies that provide a pathway to zero emission operations, or incorporates other technologies that significantly reduce vehicle emissions. (Reference Assembly Bill 2061, 2018, California Business and Professions Code 12725, California Vehicle Code 3551, and California Health and Safety Code 44258)