USA: Another re-think of California electric car quota
California air quality watchdogs may not force automobile manufacturers to sell electric cars from 2003, the New York Times (NYT) reported on Friday (8/12/00). The NYT said that the California Air Resources Board has conceded that battery-powered cars are not yet practical and recommended on Friday de-emphasising fully electric vehicles and instead giving more encouragement to other types of clean cars, such as hybrid vehicles that combine petrol and electric power.
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