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Automakers ‘not even trying’ to Sell Electric Cars

While the federal government and California Air Resources Board (CARB) are evaluating auto-industry proposals to relax emissions standards, one Tesla executive advocates stricter rules to force automakers to sell more electric cars. Established automakers are ignoring the potential of electric cars, Diarmuid O’Connell—Tesla’s vice president of business development—told Forbes and other media at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing

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EUROPE Plans Tighter Emission Caps

The current set of European Union emissions standards for cars extends to 2021, but regulators are apparently planning a new round of standards to follow. These new standards would impose stricter emissions caps, while taking regulations beyond the 2021 limit for cars, as well as a 2020 limit for vans. This would bring the EU closer to the U.S., which

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CALIFORNIA May Cap ZEV-Credit Sales

California emission rules require high-volume automakers to sell either battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars in proportion to their overall sales. Some manufacturers build “compliance cars” purely to satisfy this mandate, while others buy credits from automakers that sell more zero-emission vehicles than required by the rules. Since Tesla builds only electric cars, it has a large surplus of credits to

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