What Do California’s Zero-Emissions Goals Mean To The RV Industry?

November 29, 2022

California’s plans to prohibit the sale of new cars and trucks that emit carbon have gotten a lot of attention lately, but what’s most important for RVers to understand right now is that, in 2035, 12 years from now, these regulations will affect the vehicles that tow small travel trailers. That is, new vehicles that have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 8,500 pounds will have to be zero-emission models. Then, five years after that, in 2040, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with a GVWR heavier than 8,500 pounds – and the motorized chassis upon which motorhomes are built — will be subject to these regulations. RVIA