Washington state legislature passes ZEV mandate; expands to medium-duty vehicles
Green Car Congress
MARCH 10, 2020
Both houses of the Washington state legislature have passed SB 5811 , the ZEV mandate bill. Washington originally adopted the California emissions standards in 2005—but without the ZEV mandate. SB 5811: Authorizes the Washington state Department of Ecology to adopt California zero emission vehicle program regulations. Governor Inslee says he will sign it. This will result in the entire West Coast—from California to British Columbia—having a ZEV mandate.