Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Sales Requirement and Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board has adopted the California motor vehicle emissions and compliance requirements specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. Beginning January 1, 2024, these regulations apply to all passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles. Manufacturers must meet the greenhouse gas emissions standard and the ZEV production and sales requirements.

In January 2024, Virginia adopted the California vehicle emission standards and compliance requirements set forth in the California Air Resources Board Advanced Clean Cars II regulation. These new emissions standards and requirements will begin with model year 2027 and require that 100% of new passenger vehicles sold in Virginia must be ZEVs by 2035.

(Reference Virginia Code 10.1-1307.04)

Jurisdiction: Virginia

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Mar 18, 2021

Amended: Dec 3, 2021

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Other, PHEVs

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