NDEP to convene “Clean Cars Nevada” virtual listening session on January 14, 2021

“Clean Cars Nevada” initiative aims to provide Nevadans with more choices for
less-polluting cars and trucks

Today, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) announced plans to convene a virtual listening session on Clean Cars Nevada, an initiative that would provide Nevadans with more choices for low and zero emission passenger cars and light-duty trucks offered at dealerships across the state beginning in 2024. The virtual listening session will be held on January 14, 2021, at 10:00am. Additional information and details on how to participate will be posted online at ndep.nv.gov/air/clean-cars-nevada

During the listening session, NDEP will provide an overview of the low emission vehicle and zero emission vehicle programs that are being considered. The listening session will then provide Nevada residents, stakeholders, and all who have an interest in this important undertaking with opportunities to provide public comment and share their input to help shape the proposed Clean Cars Nevada regulation. Public comments can also be submitted before, during, and after the listening session via email: cleancarsnevada@ndep.nv.gov. The listening session will be recorded and posted online at ndep.nv.gov/air/clean-cars-nevada.

Background: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the Clean Cars Nevada initiative in June 2020. In addition to increasing consumer options, Clean Cars Nevada will help advance the State’s climate change and sustainability goals, reduce harmful air pollution from cars and light-duty trucks on Nevada roads, and strengthen the economy. While Clean Cars Nevada will help reduce pollution through providing cleaner, more efficient transportation options, the proposed new regulations will not require anyone to give up their current vehicle or choose one that does not work for their lifestyle or business needs.

Through 2021, NDEP will continue to engage with stakeholders and convene public workshops to gather comprehensive input and feedback across all impacted sectors of the economy and throughout every community in Nevada. This stakeholder input will inform the design of the proposed Clean Cars Nevada regulation in advance of its consideration by the State Environmental Commission and State Legislative Commission.

Learn more at ndep.nv.gov/air/clean-cars-nevada