LA Times editorial comes out in favor of electric vehicles and maintaining California's zero emission vehicle standard.
Because EVs are the cleanest cars available, they are needed to meet state and federal mandates to cut smog. As gas-thirsty sport-utility vehicles multiply, air quality targets on which federal funds depend will be more difficult to achieve. Just as important, the zero-emission mandate has helped push other clean technologies. The commercial debut of hybrid gasoline-electric cars with mileage as high as 60 miles per gallon owes much to the state's zero-emission goals.
Thanks to Chris Steins
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