On April 10, 2017 Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on the proposed 2030 Scoping Plan for greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Global Automakers supports a flexible, multi-sector approach to ongoing greenhouse gas emissoin reductions.
In particular, considering the stringent goals to expand Zero Emission Vehicles in the market as part of this proposed Plan, Global Automakers highlights:
- The need for the Scoping Plan to include market-based mechanisms to support future regulatory programs;
- That any regulations that results must go through a full feasibility analysis as well as find a balance between supporting affordable vehicles that consumers’ want to purchase with future environmental goals; and
- "There are likely smarter, more comprehensive approaches that can be used to promote a pathway from petroleum-based to electric-based miles" as ARB begins to frame regulations to support the Scoping Plan.