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

Under the Oregon LEV Program, all new passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles sold, leased, licensed, or delivered for sale in the state must meet California motor vehicle emissions and compliance requirements specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. Exemptions may apply. Manufacturers must meet the greenhouse gas emissions standard and the ZEV production and sales requirements. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) must work with the Environmental Quality Commission to maintain consistency with California’s zero ZEV regulation, including any ZEV sales requirement increases. DEQ must also work with the Oregon Department of Justice and take appropriate steps to retain California’s exemption for vehicle standards that are more protective of air quality under the Federal Clean Air Act.

In December 2022, Oregon 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 model year 2026 and require that 100% of new passenger vehicles sold in Oregon must be ZEVs by 2035.

For more information, see the Oregon Clean Car Standards website.

(Reference Executive Order 17-21, 2017, Oregon Revised Statutes 468A.360, and Oregon Administrative Rules 340-257)

Jurisdiction: Oregon

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Dec 15, 2005

Amended: Dec 20, 2022

Technologies: Other

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