A growing number of states are adopting a mandate to mandate 100% EV new vehicle sales by 2035, with Oregon being the latest example.
Oregon joins California, Washington and Vermont to formally mandate all electric vehicle sales in the state via a 3-1 vote of the Environmental Quality Commission. Dubbed the “Advanced Clean Car II Rule,” the rule will phase in mandates for manufacturers to sell more EVs in the state over the next 13 years. After that, existing petrol and diesel cars will be able to continue on the roads, but no new internal-combustion-powered vehicles will be sold.
This is the fourth step in a series of regulations that set stricter standards for trucks and fuels, as well as a broader effort to curb emissions.As Oregonian The effort highlights the state’s ambition to reduce climate warming emissions by up to 90% by 2050, according to the report.
Effective January 1, 2026, Oregon’s new rule states that 35% of new vehicle sales in the state must be battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell, or plug-in hybrid vehicles. That percentage will rise to 100% electric, zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Oregonians can buy and register a gas vehicle out of state (at least in states that allow him by 2035) and buy a used gas vehicle in state.
ACCII also sets goals to improve accessibility for EVs
The regulation not only mandates the sale of new EVs, but also sets parameters for what kinds of cars people can buy. In Oregon, he said, new all-electric vehicles sold after 2035 must have at least 150 miles of real-world mileage. Therefore, cars such as the Mini Cooper SE and the Mazda MX-30 are excluded. It has a fast charging function standard Use a level 2 charging cable that is 20 feet or longer. Automakers must also offer an 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranty to meet “minimum warranty and durability requirements” for new EVs. Battery aging after the warranty period has expired must have at least 80% of its maximum capacity remaining.
New rulemaking requires plug-in hybrids to be EPA-rated all-electric and have a range of at least fifty miles (50 miles). PHEVs “require an extended warranty on emission-related components for 15 years or 150,000 miles (whichever comes first) and include charging capabilities, inlets and charging cords similar to EVs.” Finally, manufacturers must provide repair information and necessary tools to non-distributor franchise stores.
As part of its carrot-and-stick approach, Oregon provides incentives for manufacturers to build low-cost electric vehicles, sell EVs to community car-sharing programs, and supply used vehicles to dealers participating in low-income assistance programs. provide to
Leah Feldon, Interim Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, said of the new framework: They make a signal in Oregon. Bring your zero-emission vehicles here, bring your infrastructure and get ready for the grid. The Environmental Quality Committee, which oversees DEQ, has approved the rule and plans to review progress from 2028.
Commission spokesperson Rachel Sakata said most of the public response was positive, but 200 out of a total of 700 responses were negative. The main concern is the relative lack of infrastructure to “There are a lot of people in the state who don’t understand where this is going,” said Commissioner Greg Addington, who voted against the rule.