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January 30, 2018
by Ryan Beene, Jennifer A Dlouhy ,and John Lippert
Bloomberg

The Trump administration hopes to keep federal car-emissions standards aligned with California’s as U.S. and state officials conduct crucial talks on reviewing the rules, a top Environmental Protection Agency official said.

“The overarching goal of those conversations is to maintain or retain one national program,” Bill Wehrum, the assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, which oversees vehicle tailpipe emissions, said in an interview. “Maintaining that status quo is important.”

August 22, 2017
by David Roberts
Vox

Further decarbonization means wrestling with transportation

August 22, 2017
by Nicholas Kusnetz
Inside Climate News

The state's overall greenhouse gas emissions are falling while its economy grows, but longer commutes and cheap gas are boosting vehicle emissions.

February 14, 2018
by Lisa Cohn
Microgrid Knowledge

California is on track to meet or surpass Gov. Brown’s earlier goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2025. But EV infrastructure challenges could prevent the state from meeting his latest goal of 5 million ZEVs by 2030, says a report prepared for the think tank Next 10.

Inadequate EV infrastructure could slow down adoption, says F. Noel Perry, founder of Next Ten, which provides information about issues that affect Californians.

“But by 2040, ZEVs could be as ubiquitous as smartphones,” he says.

February 4, 2018
by Steve Scuazillo
The Orange County Register

Buoyed by an exceptional sales year in 2017, the state’s electric vehicle market will continue to grow this year and will reach 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025, an earlier target set by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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