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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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What If Car Buyers Aren’t Ready for Electric Cars, Even in California?

Submitted by on February 12, 2018 – 9:10 amNo Comment

by John Voelcker (Green Car Reports)  It’s accepted wisdom among electric-car fans and advocates that within a few years, mass-market car buyers will start snapping up battery-electric cars.

First, battery prices have to come down to the point that electric vehicles aren’t much pricier than comparable models with gasoline engines.

But what it that assumption simply isn’t backed up by data on buyer attitudes and expectations?

A recent blog post from the institute (Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis) lays out the core concern: “Automakers and Policymakers May Be on a Path to Electric Vehicles; Consumers Aren’t.”

While policymakers, advocates, environmentalists, and others are increasingly excited about electric cars, they write, such enthusiasm “is utterly lost on the vast majority of the car-buying public—even in California, touted as being among the global PEV market leaders.”

That nation (China), you may recall, has created its own version of the state’s zero-emission vehicle sales mandate and will require something like 4 percent of sales to be cars with plugs, starting in 2019.  READ MORE

California’s Transportation Emissions Drop While Its Economy, Population Grow (NGT News)

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