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California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

Changes to California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules could soon cut a major source of income for Tesla. California emission rules require high-volume automakers to sell either battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars in proportion to their overall sales. Some manufacturers build "compliance... read more

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

Plug-In Hybrids OK For Smaller Makers To Meet CA Zero-Emission Vehicle Rules

California's Zero-Emission Vehicle sales rules have been a major reason the state's drivers can now choose among two dozen different plug-in electric vehicles on sale today... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

The sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates. While California buyers can choose among... read more June 1, 2015 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

When it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the... read more April 29, 2015 by


 
Honda FCV Concept

Honda Fuel-Cell Vehicle U.S. Sales Date Gets A Little Fuzzier

Honda is expected to join Toyota and Hyundai in offering hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S., but the timeline for that may have become a bit fuzzier. The Japanese... read more March 5, 2015 by


 
Fiat 500X development test car in camouflage near Fiat Chrysler HQ, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Jan 2015

Is The Next Chrysler Compliance Car An Electric Fiat 500X?

For those not familiar with the term, a "compliance car" is a zero-emission vehicle built in small numbers and sold largely or exclusively in California. Its sole purpose is... read more February 10, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car: A Few Things We Noticed

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car hasn't yet gone on sale--it'll arrive in limited regions of California in the second half of this year--but already it's been the... read more February 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Hydrogen Stations In California: How Many Needed As Fuel-Cell Cars Arrive?

Wiithin two years, some Californians will be able to lease or buy a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle from at least three well-known carmakers: Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota. Their... read more January 15, 2015 by


 
Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda, at Tesla stand, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

What Does 'Getting Rid Of Gasoline' Mean? To Toyota, It's Hydrogen

Toyota president Akio Toyoda is on the cover of this week's Bloomberg Businessweek, along with a provocative blurb. It says Toyoda has a dream for his family's company--and... read more December 19, 2014 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Fuel-Cell Fan Bites Back At Electric-Car Advocates, Asks 10 Questions Of His Own

Last week's Los Angeles Auto Show brought more news about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles than we've seen in a very long time. The 2016 Toyota Mirai was unveiled--we drove it... read more November 24, 2014 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car: First Photos From Test Drive

The 2016 Toyota Mirai is getting a major launch just before this week's Los Angeles Auto Show. It's clear Toyota considers this a vehicle every bit as seminal as its very... read more November 18, 2014 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Toyota Mirai Power-Out Jack Could Run Your Home In Emergencies

It may be hidden behind a fuzzy grey triangular panel in the trunk, but the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car offers a novel and innovative feature that could let it power your... read more November 18, 2014 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Toyota Mirai Name For Fuel-Cell Sedan; Hydrogen Station Funds Coming For Northeast (Video)

The hydrogen fuel-cell sedan that goes on sale in North America roughly a year from now will be known as the 2016 Toyota Mirai, the company announced today. The model... read more November 16, 2014 by


 
Honda FCEV Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 3)

This coming week will bring news of at least two new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles from major global manufacturers. They'll be offered only in small numbers for the next few... read more November 16, 2014 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 2)

Questions around the prospects, desirability, technology, and practicality of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will likely get a lot of attention in coming months. At the Los... read more November 14, 2014 by


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 1)

Next week, the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan will be introduced in detail at the Los Angeles Auto Show, possibly with a new model name (rumored to be Mirai). Small numbers of... read more November 13, 2014 by


 

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