In a decision-making session earlier this month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) holds fast to its mandate requiring automakers to market thousands of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) in the state starting in 2003. In response to more than 75,000 letters supporting the ZEV ruling, the 11-member board voted unanimously to maintain the strict ZEV mandate. This means that by 2003, 10% of all vehicles delivered to state of California dealers must produce “zero-emissions.” By virtue of ...

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