General Motors said it wants the Trump administration to support a nationwide program to increase the sale of emission-free vehicles like electric cars, even as the government has proposed ending California’s ability to require more clean vehicles. GM says a nationwide program modeled on California’s effort could result in seven million electric vehicles, or EVs, on US roads by 2030. The largest US automaker said the requirements would not apply if “battery cost or infrastructure targets are not practicable within the time frame.”
GM product chief Mark Reuss told reporters that governments and industries in Asia and Europe “are working together to enact policies now to hasten the shift to an all-electric future. It’s very simple: America has the opportunity to lead in the technologies of the future.”
A national mandate also would create jobs and reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and “make EVs more affordable,” Reuss added.