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from https://www.greencarreports.com/new...ts-stand-with-california-cleaner-air-more-evs

Ford points to its stand with California: Cleaner air, more EVs
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STEPHEN EDELSTEIN OCTOBER 2, 2020


As it prepares to launch mass-market electric cars, Ford is touting its stance in favor of California's stricter emissions standards.

Ford was the only United States automaker to commit to a voluntary deal to meet tougher California standards—something the automaker reiterated in a short video last week.

For decades, California has held a Clean Air Act waiver allowing it to set stricter emissions standards, but the Environmental Protection Agency has moved to take that power away, and to freeze federal emissions standards.

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Toyota meanwhile, have sided with the federal government, while Ford has actively joined states in opposing the Trump Administrations lower fuel economy standards and its challenge of California's Clean Air Act waiver.

In court documents, automakers siding with the Trump Administration are calling themselves the "Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation (CSAR)."

That led California to boycott GM and bypass vehicles like the Chevrolet Bolt EV for its state vehicle fleet.

In the video, Ford said it was "the only American automaker" to stand for such progress—although whoever made or signed off on that video seems to have forgotten about Tesla.

Opposition from automakers hasn't stopped California from working to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Just last week, an executive order called on state regulators to draw up a framework for banning the sale of new gasoline passenger cars by 2035.

When California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the executive order, one of the vehicles arrayed in formation behind him was a red Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV.

The timing of Ford's release appeared not to be related to the California move. Ford spokesman John Cangany confirmed to Green Car Reports that it's part of a campaign called "Built for Progress," and intended to follow up on the groundbreaking for an electric F-150 plant and an imminent launch of the Mach-E electric SUV. "So we think this is a good opportunity to talk more about our environmental progress," he explained.

The Mustang Mach-E will made in Mexico, with an anticipated volume that will surpass any EV yet from GM or FCA—and it's due to begin deliveries soon.
 

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It’s Tuesday, October 20, and the Garden State wants to phase out gas cars.
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After California, the second state in the country to ban the sale of gas-powered cars could be … New Jersey.
Regulators from the Garden State’s Department of Environmental Protectionoffered a proposal to do just that last week. They suggest that in order to slash the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, lawmakers should require all cars sold in New Jersey to be electric by 2035.
It’s part of an update to the state’s Global Warming Response Act, a roadmap to decarbonization enacted in 2007. Its first objective — to reduce the state’s CO2 emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — was accomplished in 2018. Now, New Jersey is focused on cutting emissions 80 percent below 2006 levels by 2050.
Transitioning to electric vehicles is a key part of hitting that goal. Transportation produces more than 40 percent of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions, by far the state’s most-polluting sector. But putting the gas-powered car ban into place will require action from the legislature or an executive order from the governor’s office.
New Jersey’s Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, hasn’t yet said whether he would take action to ban traditional vehicles, but his administration has supported EVs in the past. Earlier this year he signed a law launching anelectric vehicle rebate program with the aim of putting 330,000 electric cars on the road by 2025.
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It’s Tuesday, October 20, and the Garden State wants to phase out gas cars.
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After California, the second state in the country to ban the sale of gas-powered cars could be … New Jersey.
Regulators from the Garden State’s Department of Environmental Protectionoffered a proposal to do just that last week. They suggest that in order to slash the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, lawmakers should require all cars sold in New Jersey to be electric by 2035.
It’s part of an update to the state’s Global Warming Response Act, a roadmap to decarbonization enacted in 2007. Its first objective — to reduce the state’s CO2 emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — was accomplished in 2018. Now, New Jersey is focused on cutting emissions 80 percent below 2006 levels by 2050.
Transitioning to electric vehicles is a key part of hitting that goal. Transportation produces more than 40 percent of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions, by far the state’s most-polluting sector. But putting the gas-powered car ban into place will require action from the legislature or an executive order from the governor’s office.
New Jersey’s Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, hasn’t yet said whether he would take action to ban traditional vehicles, but his administration has supported EVs in the past. Earlier this year he signed a law launching anelectric vehicle rebate program with the aim of putting 330,000 electric cars on the road by 2025.
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Progress is coming :) For all those that think EVs will stay niche forever, look no further.

I suspect that with as fast as EV adoption is going to come that, similar to the UK, 2035 may need to be revisited and brought closer as the only thing customers will demand will be EVs by then anyway.
 

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I suspect that with as fast as EV adoption is going to come that, similar to the UK, 2035 may need to be revisited and brought closer as the only thing customers will demand will be EVs by then anyway.
EV demand is driven by the regs not customer demand. Most people will want cheaper ICE vehicles and will only buy EV if forced to by regs such as CA's 2035.

Hopefully the CARB states CA plus Oregon, Washington, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Maryland and the District of Columbia, will all go the same route.

Also New Green Deal should increase EV incentives along with regulatory requirements to help buyers get over the current $10-20k EV cost differential.
 

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EV demand is driven by the regs not customer demand. Most people will want cheaper ICE vehicles and will only buy EV if forced to by regs such as CA's 2035.

Hopefully the CARB states CA plus Oregon, Washington, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Maryland and the District of Columbia, will all go the same route.

Also New Green Deal should increase EV incentives along with regulatory requirements to help buyers get over the current $10-20k EV cost differential.
That's not how any of this works.

Regulations drive supply, customers drive demand.
 

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Regulations drive supply, customers drive demand.
If you call the various EV rebates and credits as regulations, the regulations drive demand.

But its a bit semantics.

Requiring all EV by 2035 is fine but the incentives are needed now to build the industry to meet that 2035 deadline.
 

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If you call the various EV rebates and credits as regulations, the regulations drive demand.

But its a bit semantics.

Requiring all EV by 2035 is fine but the incentives are needed now to build the industry to meet that 2035 deadline.
If that was the case nobody would buy a Tesla since they don't get credits.
 

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That's not how any of this works.

Regulations drive supply, customers drive demand.
I agree, sort of. Customer survey from back when HEVs were starting to make an impact

Question:
What's the main reason you bought an HEV?
Answer:
1) I want to help save the environment. Nope
2) Great fuel economy. Nope
3) Saved an hour both ways on my commute 'cause I got to use the HEV lane. WINNER!

I'm not saying some people didn't answer the first two ways, it's just that almost everyone answered the third way.
 

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If that was the case nobody would buy a Tesla since they don't get credits.
Tesla would not exist without the incentive applying for its first 6 years of sales. Tesla has lowered prices as incentives came off. Teslas EU and Asia sales all have incentives. Tesla had almost no sales in Korea until govt applied incentives and then it took off to 40% of market.

Idea is to massively accelerate EV sales and production to meet 2035 deadline. Increasing incentives will help do that.

"The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2020 will position U.S. to lead global auto industry"

"The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act would fix what is currently only a patchwork of state-level policies by setting a Federal Zero-Emissions Vehicle standard to boost the market for battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The standard would require that by 2025, 50 percent of sales for new passenger vehicles are ZEVs, and ramp up 5 percent each year to 100 percent by 2035. The ZEV standard would only be applied to the sale of new cars."

https://www.merkley.senate.gov/news...pFZu-LsBYg3frmNfgBETGUrrwtF7VUcYAGY1sQPRaCPL4
 
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New Jersey might join California ban of gasoline new-car sales by 2035
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STEPHEN EDELSTEIN OCTOBER 21, 2020

New Jersey might be the next state to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars.

Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order banning sales of new internal-combustion cars by 2035; and now a report from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recommends that lawmakers in that state do the same.

The report lays out steps to meet a 2006 legislative mandate to reduce the state's greenhouse-gas emissions 80% from 2006 levels by 2050.

In 2018 (the most recent year with available data) the transportation sector represented 42% of New Jersey's net greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the report. Passenger cars and trucks represent the lion's share of both vehicle-miles traveled and emissions produced in the state, the report said.

The amount of emissions generated by passenger cars means that 100% of new-car sales in New Jersey will have to be electric by 2035 to meet the 2050 emissions-reduction goal, the report concluded.

That also means increasing the number of registered electric vehicles from 30,000 today to over 6 million by 2050, according to the report.

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Marengo Charging Plaza, Pasadena, California

For now, this is just a recommendation. Governor Phil Murphy hasn't commented publicly on the proposal, but he would likely need to take executive action similar to Newsom in California.

New Jersey is already getting serious about embracing electric cars. It launched a comprehensive plan for charging infrastructure in 2017, and earlier this year approved a $5,000 electric-vehicle rebate, plus a requirement that public transit agency NJ Transit purchase electric buses.

That legislation aimed to make 330,000 light-duty vehicles in New Jersey electric by the end of 2025 and 2 million by 2035, and to make 85% of leased vehicles electric by 2040.

In July, New Jersey also joined an effort to accelerate sales of electric medium-duty and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, targeting 100% zero-emission sales by 2050.
 



 









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