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Old 04-16-2018, 12:47 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
People buy the Prius because it saves them money. And not choking on smog is pretty nice, too.

Cutting air pollution standards would make us look more like India and China - who thinks that is a good idea?
Even worse. China is pouring huge incentives into EVs, and disincentivizing private car ownership in cities through license plate lotteries. Hell, I'm betting they might even go so far as to do a Japanese Kei-style vehicle class in the years ahead.

We might look more like last decade's India. That's a deregulator's wet dream. No crash standards to speak of, poor emissions standards, and the worst road safety record in the world.
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