Nobody can pull policy makers from throughout the State of California in one room together quite like CALSTART. Their conferences are the best place to meet and speak with high level officials focused on clean transportation.
--Zachary Kahn, WAVE


California Senate Takes Action on Major Climate Legislation

California’s Senate voted on a number of bills on June 3rd aimed at furthering the State’s leadership on climate policy. See details of the climate package here. CALSTART is actively engaged in this process and we encourage you to weigh in as well. The clean transportation industry will play a very important role in meeting California’s near- and long-term goals, and the ultimate details and fate of these bills will be significant for our industry. 

See slides recently presented by Jamie Hall on policy developments in California 

Contact Policy Director, Jamie Hall, to get involved.


Trucks - Pulling Our Weight: Driving Toward Stronger Standards for Cleaner, More Efficient Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

We're working with industry, government and communities to recommend the development and implementation of strong and effective fuel economy and emission standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. We believe good standards will lead to cost savings for fleets and create high-value jobs for America. In Spring 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be issuing draft rules outlining these fuel economy and carbon emission reductions for all newly manufactured M/HD vehicles starting in 2020.

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Public policy has a significant impact on the clean transportation technology industry, with local, state, and national laws and regulations acting as major industry drivers. As a technology-neutral consortium and nonprofit, CALSTART seeks to provide guidance and support for these critical policies, with a particular focus on the leading edge policies in California.

Our close contact with fleet managers, policymakers, technology developers, and manufacturers puts the organization in a valuable position to bridge the gaps between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. We also provide member companies with up-to-date information on the complex web of public policies that affect the clean transportation technology industry.