The rules, which are due to be released by the Obama administration today, recognize the obvious: that an electric car isn’t a “zero emitter,” but instead shifts the point of emission to a power generation plant. The announcement is considered a surprise, however, since a draft of the rules released in September indicated that electric cars would be considered zero emission vehicles.
The newspaper says the ruling is seen as a problem for automakers who were counting on their electric cars to help lower their Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) ratings. Because the rules as of this morning haven’t been officially released, however, it’s not clear how recognition of EVs as “CO2 emitters” would affect fuel economy ratings.
In a bit of irony, environmental groups and the oil industry agreed on the need for the change, saying that “greenhouse gas emissions associated with electric vehicles are significant and should be quantified.”
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