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California is not on track to reach its goal of five-million zero-emission vehicles by 2030.

 

So, as Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains, lawmakers are considering a financial incentive to motivate would-be car buyers.

San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting wants to use a tax-credit model that worked for rooftop solar ... but shift it to the auto industry to sell more clean cars.

 

He says 80 percent of California's transportation emissions come from passenger vehicles, so it's time to jump start the transition.

 

Electric Car Sales Surge In California

Apr 15, 2019
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Electric car ownership in California is growing faster than ever according to a new report.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White has more.

The first quarter of 2019 saw a year-over-year sales increase of 13 percent.

Gennet Paauwe [jen-et pow-ee] is a spokeswoman for Veloz, a non-profit organization that tracks and promotes the electric car industry.

She says for years ownership numbers languished around one-to-two percent, then edged up around 2012 to four or five percent. But recently, sales have seen a surge.

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A 200-million dollar plan to convert drivers to electric vehicles was proposed to the California Air Resources Board yesterday (Wednesday).  Capital Public Radio's Randol White reports.

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California is on pace to surpass its target of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero has more on a new report.

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Governor Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to boost the number of zero-emission vehicles on California roads.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.

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California Governor Jerry Brown is in China this week looking to strengthen ties in the fight against climate change.  In reality that's meant meetings heavy on formality and light on substance, which could open the way for more concrete agreements down the road.  But the governor has a more specific goal, as well.  Brown is pushing the Chinese to invest in batteries for California electric cars.  Traveling with the governor, Capital Public Radio;s Ben Bradford has more.