Last month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a Diamond Sponsor of the EcoCAR Challenge, outlined a zero emission vehicle (ZEV) strategy for the state of California.
HybridCars.com recently reported on CARB’s roadmap and the three steps to making it a reality:
- Current hybrid vehicles—currently about 4 percent of the market—need to grow to 40 percent of the market in the next 10 years, and then taper off, completely disappearing in 2040.
- Plug-in hybrids—promoted as a solution by Al Gore, ex-CIA director Jim Woolsey, many others—will be introduced next year and will rapidly rise to 40 percent of the market by the mid-2030s.
- Zero emission electric and fuel cell vehicles will be introduced over the next five years and rapidly accelerate to become 100 percent of the new vehicle market by 2050.
Do you think CARB’s strategy will work? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Check out the full post from HybridCars.com, here.