California Moves To Preserve Vehicle Standards In Face Of EPA Rollback

The fate of vehicle efficiency standards will have significant impacts on the electric power sector, particularly in California — the largest U.S. market for electric vehicles (EVs).

Studies suggest that meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious EV targets could add more than 1 GW of power demand to the California grid, but the EPA’s proposed action would also revoke the state’s authority to set those targets.


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