CARB Board Chair Mary Nichols negotiated a special deal which would dramatically weaken the California ZEV program allowing automakers that overcomply with the new Federal GHG standards so they get away with producing less EVs. This sweetheart deal allows an automaker to cut the number of pure electric-drive vehicles by as much as 50% over the 2018 to 2021 timeframe in exchange for just 2 g/ mile GHG overcompliance during that time. This is a bad deal for California and for the United States!
Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota are once again trying to game the system. Urge Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the CARB Board, and members of the California State Legislature to close this gaping loophole that could deal a blow to the long-term proliferation of plug-in vehicles, just as we are starting to see real volume production.
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