New York Times contributor blogs about cars and other interesting ways of getting around.
EPA says tailpipes pollute
It’s really only one sentence, but it’s a very meaningful one. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said April 17 that she “proposes to find that the emissions of [greenhouse gases] from new motor vehicles and new motor vehicle engines are contributing to air pollution which is endangering public health and welfare under section 202 (a) of the Clean Air Act.”
So if climate laws regulate the auto industry, the showroom could look like a transplant from Europe, with small cars dominating the landscape. And they’ll be complimented with a plethora of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure EV offerings from a dozen high-tech startups—Aptera, Bright Automotive, Think Global, Fisker, Tesla, and many more.
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