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CEO Elon Musk went on a bit of an offensive rant over California’s stance toward its zero emission vehicle credit program during the Tesla shareholder call on Wednesday. In what was reported as an unusual “public tirade,” Musk bore down upon the California Air Resources Board, saying the standards need to be raised. The ARB […]

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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 […]

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Four of the top carmakers are asking the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to give more credits to plug-in hybrids under the state’s emission regulations. It’s a plea heard from automakers before: the government can mandate emission requirements, but let us dictate the technology used to reach those regulations. Now, as California’s guidelines undergo an […]

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California rules that mandate sales of all-electric or other zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in proportion to automakers’ regular vehicles have proven a not insubstantial, if temporary, financial boon for Tesla, and now Nissan is getting in on the act. Last week Nissan reportedly divulged it is selling its excess ZEV – also known as “green […]

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