Author Topic: Several states have a ZEV - zero emmisions vehicle mandate, first I have heard  (Read 547 times)


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this is an e-mail out by an anti Global warming group... using reason and the facts

California costing us all

California has led a small group of states in forcing us all to pay for expensive electric cars.  They are calling it the "zero emissions vehicles" or "ZEV" mandate.

David Rothbard and I explained in an op-ed now appearing in newspapers including the Deseret News, Detroit News, Reno Gazette (a USA affiliate), Joliet Herald News, and more.

Automakers not meeting their ZEV quota must purchase credits from electric vehicle manufacturers, like Tesla, or pay a $5,000 fine for each credit they are short. Noting the hefty price tag for electric cars, and the obvious limitations of battery range, it’s likely that automakers will be forced to buy an expensive chunk of credits each year in order to meet their increasing ZEV obligations.

That’s when things get interesting, since auto manufacturers already survive on tight margins. Meeting ZEV requirements will mean automakers passing the cost of these credits on to their customers. And that means conventional autos rising in price to help subsidize more costly electric cars.

Realistically, the ZEV mandate means cash-strapped consumers in heartland America will be paying more to buy a conventional car.

Electric vehicles should compete in a free, fair market, without California's and other heavy government thumbs on the scale.
For nature and people too,
Craig Rucker
Executive Director CFACT
Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
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Guess that is how Tesla is going to pay for their collapsing bond issue to get the Model 3 out (among other things).  Looks like their bonds are fastly approaching Junk Bond territory.  Somebodies got to pay for it.  Might as well be the rest of us non-EV types.

Seems fair to me.   :-\ :-X

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