What’s The Impact For Offroading After California’s New Emissions Ban?

KTM 890 Adventure
Will motorcycles like the KTM 890 vanish in light on the emissions ban?

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently issued an executive order to ban the sale of any non-zero-emission passenger vehicle (cars and trucks) by 2035. This order is part of an effort to bring the state down to carbon-neutral, and reduce the pollution in the most-populated state in the the USA.

Yet it seems our industry will not escape this ruling as it seems the ban extends way further to include off-road vehicles of all types – from off-road motorcycles to ATVs, quads and side-by-sides.

So the ban is 14 years away and a lot can change in that time. The ban may be pushed out, depending on the progress of the electrification of the state, etc. It also doesn’t pertain to used vehicles at this stage. Stay tuned for more…