28 Jun '16, 10pm

It’s Not The Feds Who are Pushing the Plug-in Vehicle Agenda https://t.co/OJ5cc9LArR

Frequently reports allude to “regulations” compelling automakers to build plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs), and while that’s generally true, it’s less so for regulations set by the U.S. government. Despite a “54.5” mpg average demanded by federal 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules, the slim percentage of PEVs sold today would barely need to be raised over the next nine years for manufacturers to make the grade, but California may not make it so easy. That is, California and nine other states signed onto the Euro-style vision embraced by California’s Air Resources Board for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) won’t let them off easy, and by 2018 the clamp is set to get tighter. In short, automakers who may now be reluctant to market PEVs outside of ZEV states will be less able to as a loophole closes. Also supported by the ZEV rules are hydrogen fuel cell vehicle...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/its-not-the-feds-who-are-pushin...

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