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Mary Nichols and California Air Resources Board in Forbes: It’s ‘Damn The Torpedoes’ As California Eyes Electric Truck Mandate Despite COVID-19

Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, and her staff at proposed the world’s first zero-emission sales mandate on commercial trucks, even as COVID-19 triggered the worst U.S. unemployment since the Great Depression.   If Nichols and other ARB members agree during a June 25-26 vote, manufacturers will need to use either batteries or fuel cells to power a rising percentage of commercial trucks they sell in California starting in 2024.  Nichols is the former director of UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability.