California cars The recent decision by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to require 15.4% of new cars sold in California in the year 2025 to run on batteries, hydrogen fuel cells, or plug-in hybrid technology represents a triumph of political correctness over science and economics. CARB made clear that its goal is to have 87% of new vehicles operating on such technology by the year 2050. Apparently, the members of CARB never heard of the branch of science called thermodynamics. There are about 19.8 million automobiles and 14 million light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) registered in California. Assuming the fuel cell vehicles are small cars, like the Chevy Volt, ...

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