A couple of seemingly unrelated pieces of recent news help us put the future arc of the commercial freight world in clearer focus.
The State of California announced plans required all new cars to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035:
“If approved, the regulations are expected to significantly reduce vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, as well as smog-forming nitrogen oxides over the next two decades. It could also lead the way in transforming America’s aging fleet of gasoline-powered automobiles.”
The important of this cannot be overstated. California often leads the way; many other states adopt similar regulations.
For a state that already sells 43% of all the electric vehicles in the nation, this is an enormous step forward.
The effect? A reduction in pollution. A reduction in deaths from heart disease. A reduction in emergency room visits for asthma.
And over here in Texas, the state is set to receive more than $101 million from the federal government for six infrastructure projects, including:
Two of the most populated states in the country, working on major changes and infrastructure improvements. It’s designed to make the roads and public transportation safer, the air cleaner.
Here’s to cleaner lungs and fewer traffic jams.