Rancho California Water District assistant general manager Eva Plajzer was on a panel addressing California Air Resources Board regulations for zero emission fleet vehicles during the Association of California Water Agencies spring conference.
The May 13 “CARB Advanced Clean Fleet Rule Implications for Water Agencies” session focused on challenges water agencies will have if exemptions are not granted. Under the proposed rule by 2024 half of all fleet purchases for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 8,500 pounds will need to be zero emission vehicles and by 2027 all such purchases will need to be zero emission vehicles.
“It’s how we go about implementing it,” Plajzer said.
The panel was moderated by Southern California Water Coalition executive direc