Nevada became the sixteenth in the nation to adopt clean car standards. Governor Steve Sisolak announced the Clean Cars Nevada initiative on June 22, 2020, to improve air quality, expand consumer choice, boost the economy and fight climate change in Nevada. The regulations will go into full effect for model year 2025 and provide consumers with more options for cost-saving and pollution-free light-duty cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs.
Clean car standards are the latest in a series of actions by Governor Sisolak and the Nevada Legislature to advance the state’s Climate Strategy and establish Nevada as a leader in clean transportation and climate action. Recently passed legislation will support increased electric vehicle usage by developing $100 million in charging infrastructure over the next 3 years.
Advocates for environmental protection, public health, climate action, and consumer protection released the following statements:
“Today, we are proud to see Nevada become the sixteenth in the nation to adopt clean car standards. These protections will give Nevadans access to cleaner cars and help reduce harmful air pollution while helping our state meet its climate goals,” said Christi Cabrera of Nevada Conservation League. “We applaud Governor Sisolak, the Division of Environmental Protection, and the Nevada Legislative Commission for taking action and ensuring families have access to clean energy, clean air, and a clean environment for years to come.”