NCGA Sees Missed Opportunities in California’s New Vehicle Requirements

August 25, 2022

NCGA Sees Missed Opportunities in California’s New Vehicle Requirements

Aug 25, 2022

Key Issues:EthanolFarm Policy

Author: Bryan Goodman

The California Air Resources Board today approved standards for model-year 2026 and later vehicles. In response to this development, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) released the following statement:


“California regulators missed an opportunity to allow for more innovation and broaden low- and zero-emission solutions, additive to electric vehicles, to maximize emissions reductions while improving equity for consumers. As NCGA told regulators during the rulemaking process, constraining the vision of a zero-emission future prevents the state from tapping into the immediate and affordable environmental solutions that come from replacing more gasoline with low-carbon and low-cost ethanol, in both current and new vehicles, including new plug-in hybrids. Ethanol is on a path to net zero emissions, and NCGA will continue to work with and urge California to use all the tools in its toolbox as it addresses climate change and cuts harmful tailpipe emissions. As recent University of California, Riverside, vehicle testing for CARB found, higher ethanol blends, like E15, significantly reduced most criteria air pollutants compared to standard 10% ethanol blends.”