Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Sales Requirements and Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

New Mexico has adopted the California motor vehicles emissions standards and compliance requirements in the Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. Manufacturers must meet the greenhouse gas emissions standard and the ZEV production and sales requirements, beginning with model year (MY) 2026. These regulations apply to new passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and sport utility vehicles.

In November 2023, New Mexico adopted the California vehicle emissions 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 MY 2027 and require that 82% of new passenger vehicles sold in New Mexico must be ZEVs by 2032.

For more information, see the New Mexico Environment Department Transportation website.

(Reference New Mexico Environment Department Docketed Matters, EIB 21-66 (R) and New Mexico Administrative Code 20.2.91)

Jurisdiction: New Mexico

Type: Laws and Regulations

Amended: Nov 20, 2023

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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