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

The District of Columbia adopted the California motor vehicle emissions standards and compliance requirements specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. The Mayor:

  • May adopt, by rule, motor vehicle programs for emissions inspection, recall, and warranty requirements;
  • May work in cooperation, and enter into agreements with, other states to administer requirements of the program;
  • Must work in conjunction with other states to promote and facilitate the regional adoption of similar LEV programs; and
  • Must educate District residents on the requirements of any adopted LEV program.

In December 2023, the District of Columbia 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 the District of Columbia must be ZEVs by 2035.

(Reference District of Columbia Code 50-731 and District of Columbia Municipal Regulations District Department of the Environment, Chapter 9, Section 905-913)

Jurisdiction: District of Columbia

Type: Laws and Regulations

Technologies: Other

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