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Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

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Honda, Hyundai, Toyota to blame?

"This will result in a gaping loophole [that] will cause the loss of hundreds of thousands of plug-in cars in California," raged Jay Friedland, Plug-In America's legislative director, calling the provision "a bad deal for California and for the United States."

Friendlander also named automakers he felt were responsible for the low trade-in provision: "Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota are once again trying to game the system."

None of those makers has committed thus far to building and selling more than a few thousand plug-in vehicles a year, unlike Nissan, Chevrolet, and Tesla.

Auto dealers against, as always

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And auto-dealer groups continued their steady drumbeat of opposition to higher-mileage and cleaner cars.

The California New Car Dealers Association opposed the rules because regular hybrid vehicles did not qualify as zero-emission vehicles.

The group contends that the new regulations will raise the price of new cars, cutting into sales.

Most reasonable projections say the increased purchase price will be outweighed by reduced fuel costs over the life of the vehicle, but retail buyers generally overweight the importance of initial cost and underweight the total cost of ownership of their new vehicle.


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Comments (6)
  1. As some one who lives in California, my only question is how do we stop this unelected group of wackos from destroying the economy of this state?
    It is beyond irresponsible to allow this group to DICTATE what vehicles people choose to buy--especially when the entire premise of man made global warming has been plainly show to be the largets HOAX in the last 100 years!
     
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  2. Next you'll be telling us the Earth is flat.
     
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  3. This should not surprise anybody with this bunch of Commie lowlife's running the State. Any business in their right mind will be making a grave mistake relocating to California. They can't support their own Agriculture business let alone some business that is non-AG related.
     
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  4. I agree 110%: global warming is a HOAX!
     
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  5. I'm just going to wonder how the LA commuter traffic will be when there are thousands of electric cars stranded along the freeway because the battery went dead.
     
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  6. So California government wants to force the car companies to build more cars that people won't buy? How is that good for business? Plus how are we going to support millions more electric and hydrogen vehicles. There is no hydrogen infrastructure, and California already has rolling black outs during summer because we don't have enough electricicity production.
     
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