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1 in 6 cars sold in 2020 must be electric to meet fuel-economy rules: study

Stephen Edelstein 786 views Aug 22, 2016 2016 BMW i3 Enlarge Photo Several nations have enacted strict fuel economy standards but, for the most part, they have not required automakers to sell electric cars. In the U.S., only the state of California has a zero-emission vehicle mandate that puts such a requirement on carmakers. Yet even without mandates, automakers may soon be forced to sell large numbers of electric cars just to meet fuel-economy rules. DON'T MISS: What's making cars bigger? Gas-mileage rules may be, say analysts That's the conclusion of a study published in June by the World Energy Council (WEC), which argues that automakers will need quite a lot of electric cars indeed. Among the major the points in the full study (pdf) is a prediction that 16 percent of cars sold in 2020 will have to be electric in order to meet emissions standards. The study compares em...

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