China, California Tighten Zero Emission Vehicle Standards

By Jesse Sokolow on 26 October 2017
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A highway in Southern California

A highway in Southern California

From California to China, regulators are promulgating new and more stringent emissions and fuel consumption requirements. A new law in China will require 8% of automakers’ sales in the country to consist of zero emission vehicles starting in 2019.

Certain states in the U.S., such as California, have put similar measures into place. The Golden State is ramping up its zero emissions vehicle requirement mandate from 4.5% of sales in 2018 to 22% of sales by 2025.

Meanwhile, automakers in Europe are expected to begin pushing 48-Volt mild hybrids as diesel falls out of favor following the recent Dieselgate scandal that engulfed Volkswagen

As a result of the new regulations, 22 million electric vehicles are expected to be shipped in 2024, with battery electric, mild hybrid, and plug-in hybrids all expected to experience strong growth rates.

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