27 Jun '16, 5pm

Automakers Face Tightening Rules in Zero-Emission Vehicle Mandate

Automakers recognize that California’s zero-emission vehicle rules, adopted by nine other states, are tightening up in 2018 and that the deadline is fast approaching. Under California’s ZEV rule, automakers have been able to earn partial credits from sales of hybrids (including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles) and low-emissions conventional vehicles toward their ZEV quotas. But the regulations are slated to tighten in 2018 in a way that limits the impact of those partial credits and requires more sales of actual ZEVs, or battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. California and nine other states – Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont – accounted for 28 percent of new-vehicle registrations in the U.S. last year, according to IHS Automotive data. Automakers will have...

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