California regulator scolds automakers on EV petition

April 17, 2013
California lawmaker chastises automakers for fighting mandate for electric cars.

Automakers who filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month to block California’s requirement that 1.4 million electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles be sold by 2025 are undermining the progress they’re making in expanding the market for electric cars and other zero-emission vehicles by petitioning against California’s mandates, a state regulator said at SAE International’s World Congress in Detroit, Mich. Read about the regulator's comments.

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