The California Air Resources Board once again is scaling back its zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate for 2003, but the regulatory group's latest action still may not be enough to satisfy the collective automotive industry. CARB, in an apparent admission that battery technology remains too expensive and suffers from performance limitations, is cutting in half the 2003 ZEV requirement to 2% of light vehicle sales in the state. It is at least the second time that CARB has backed off on the ...

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