E-mail this story
Green Wheels: Automakers vs. California's Zero Emission Rules
A showdown is brewing over electric cars. In March, the two main trade organizations representing international automakers filed a petition with the EPA complaining about California's zero emission vehicle mandates. The rules are indeed tough. They require sales of 1.4 million battery electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles by 2025, and that doesn't include conventional hybrids such as the popular (especially in California) Toyota Prius, which has now sold more than five million worldwide.
By Jim Motavalli
April 24, 2013