Nevada Public Radio | Bert Johnson
Governor Steve Sisolak announced this week his administration would pursue vehicle efficiency standards set by California.
That would mean more electric vehicles would be available for Nevadans to buy – and stricter fuel efficiency limits on gas-powered cars.
The policy would be based on the standards adopted by California. Officials say they’ll reduce air pollution and hopefully, reduce the impact of climate change in Nevada.
“This is really a key step that Nevada needs to take if we’re going to start achieving our green gas emission reduction goals and really to improve air quality, which is being threatened with increase vehicles due to increased population in the urban parts of our state,” said Greg Lovato, administrator at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.