The California Air Resources Board decides to eliminate a rule that would have forced auto makers to produce thousands of electric cars to meet the state’s stringent emissions laws. A federal court put the now-dismissed 1990 rule on hold last year. CARB approved a revised rule 8-3 on April 24 for hundreds of thousands of other types of cleaner vehicles, including gas-electric hybrids, which already are available in the U.S. market. Despite the less severe mandate, auto makers are still ...

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