06 Aug '18, 11pm

Commentary: Why your electric vehicle will likely be made in China

CALIFORNIA: Last week, the Trump administration took a giant step backward on transportation innovation by issuing a proposal to freeze federal rules requiring automakers to design more efficient, cleaner-running cars. In April, then-US Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt called the current standards “too high” and said they did not “comport with reality". Advertisement But globally, these standards have helped American automakers to remain competitive as other countries – particularly China – embrace the transition to a low-carbon economy. By reversing course on fuel-efficiency regulations, the United States is encouraging automakers to build outdated vehicles in a globally-evolving market – ceding market leadership to China in the process. Current federal vehicle standards require automakers to produce passenger vehicles that meet specific mileage-per-gall...

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