Automakers are undermining the progress they're making in expanding the market for electric cars and other zero-emission vehicles by petitioning against California's mandates, a state regulator said today.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month to block California's requirement that 1.4 million electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles be sold by 2025.

"Talk about shooting yourselves in the foot, or maybe I could say, tripping over your own halo," Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board, said today at SAE International's World Congress, an automotive engineering conference in Detroit. "Rather than rehashing the same, tired legal battles of our past, why not work together to collectively support and develop this market?"


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Regulators Upset That Automakers Are Choosing To Undermine California EV Mandates

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