THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO FUEL GAS CARS: BY PUMPING GASOLINE AT A GAS STATION. ELECTRIC VEHICLES, IN CONTRAST, CAN FUEL WHEREVER THERE’S EITHER 1) ELECTRICITY; OR 2) SUNSHINE AND SOLAR PANELS TO CAPTURE IT, LIKE A SOLAR CANOPY.
California has imposed standards for Zero Emissions Vehicles, or ZEVs. Its ZEV mandate sets up a credit system relating to a requirement that a certain percent of passenger vehicle sales by each automaker be ZEVs.
Air quality is getting better as a result of anti-pollution regulation, and we are all healthier as a result. But air pollution remains a deadly killer, in unexpected ways that go way beyond lung diseases such as asthma and lung cancer.
Many of the comments in response to Danny Westneat’s column about Coltura raised the libertarian argument, which is, in its essence, “Why should the government tell me what fuel I can use? The free market should decide.”