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Old 09-27-2017, 05:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by acparker View Post
I remember reading that CARB was responsible for delaying the entry of hybrid electric vehicles into the US market for several years because they were insisting on all electric vehicles.
I have no clue about it being an actual reason for the slow arrival of hybrids in the American market, but I remember reading about all the expectatives surrounding the EVs and hydrogen-powered fuel cells between 20 to 15 years ago. Anyway, I'm not sure if a, let's say, more hybrid-friendly policy would have led to a more widespread nationwide harmonization of emission requirements between CARB states and the others with less stringent standards.

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