Automakers Tell California That The 2035 EV Mandate Is Unworkable

It just goes to that whole demand thing

Automakers question feasibility of California 2035 EV sales mandate plan

Major automakers said on Wednesday that a California plan to end the sale of gasoline-only vehicles by 2035 might be unworkable in 11 other states that adopted it, citing insufficient consumer demand.

The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, which represents most major automakers except Tesla, raised concerns in comments filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on California’s proposal.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) asked the EPA for a waiver under the Clean Air Act to implement its plan to end sales of gasoline-only vehicles by 2035.

California’s EV requirements might be feasible “at least in the early years for California” but said the feasibility for other states with significantly lower current EV sales “is far less certain,” the auto industry group said.

I don’t think it will be feasible in California, because of that whole “insufficient consumer demand.” Hey, maybe there will be some massive breakthrough in battery technology. But, I’d trust the people who build vehicles and know everything about them over some unelected bureaucrats with delusions of grandeur when it comes to understanding what consumers want.

California’s rules require by 2035 that 80% of all new vehicles sold in the state be electric and no more than 20% plug-in hybrid electric.

The People’s Republik Of California doesn’t even want regular hybrids. But, hey, every experiment needs an experimental group, so, I’m looking forward to the caterwauling from the exact people who voted for the politicians that installed the bureaucrats who are mandating this.

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12 Responses to “Automakers Tell California That The 2035 EV Mandate Is Unworkable”

  1. Brother John says:

    Welcome to the land of the blatantly obvious, glad you could join us eventually.
    Of course, it does nothing to prevent a recurrence or any such future spams of idiocy since none of these morons actually have the legitimate authority to issue any such mandates, so we’ll go around this wheel until we either tie these idiots down or the dollar becomes useless, whichever comes first.

  2. Dana says:

    The beatings will continue until morale improves.

  3. Dana says:

    The left never tire of the idea of the Soviet Union’s ‘Five Year Plans,’ believing that they can control the economy.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      “…believing that they can control the economy.”

      As well as people’s sex, the climate, our speech, and a myriad of other things.

      Leftists are control freaks. They always think they’re better and smarter than everybody else that they have a right to demand what everybody does. Just read H comments they get that feeling he thinks he’s a king.

      • h says:

        LG Brandon obviously feels oppressed. Time for him to head for his “safe space”

        ??? wait a minute? wasn’t the right wing always mocking the left for needing safe spaces when hit with micro aggressions? Now LG Brandon needs one?

    • Ed Brault says:

      They also believe that political science can trump physical science and economics.

  4. h says:

    last year 25% of passenger vehicles sold in Cali were EV
    Sept 27, 2023
    “California tops US EV Adoption 25% EV Share of total sales H1”

    EVs get better and cheaper each year.
    Check out the Honda Saloon est MSRP 50k with 10 to 15 mins recharge 15% to 80% (solid state battery) due 2026 (18 months)

  5. h says:

    in 2023 25% of all vehicles sold in Cali were EVs

    The Tesla Mod Y was the best selling passenger car model sold in the US in 2023
    Many potential EV buyers are waiting because EVs are getting both better and cheaper every year.
    Teach are you going to be damning that 2026 Honda Saloon with a solid state battery and 10 to 15 min recharge times?

  6. h says:

    Will the right wing begin accusing Jewish bankers of starting that biggest wildland fire in the history of Texas by using spaced based lasers like they did when Cali had their big fires?

    Those Italian satellites are multi purpose. Besides being able to start fires with lasers, they can also alter vote totals on electronic voting machines. They are owned by the Rothschilds.
    Ohhh also spy balloon warning now over, it was determined to have been launched by a domestic hobbyist.
    Return to DEFCON 5
    remove tin foil protecting hats

    • L'Roy White says:

      Are you taking Dowd crazy lessons, H? Cause that last rant sounded like something that crazy nut case dowd would say.

      You need to get off of the antifa websites and start listening to real news. And by that I mean not spending all day on CNN and MSNBC and CBS and actually trying fox and other news outlets to perhaps get other views. You might not agree with them but at least you’re not getting pumped full of all obnoxious fumes of your regular leftist propaganda. You gotta give your brain a break H you’re turning it into a whack job.

  7. Jl says:

    Then why do they need to mandated, Johnny?

  8. rametindallas says:

    Now that people are realizing that no improvements have been made to the infrastructure to supply the added electrical demand plus the fact that the value of used EVs are zilch then add the cost of purchasing an EV with ever higher demands for rare Earth elements needed to build them and you have a program that no one thought out at all. Math is hard but virtue signalling is easy.

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