The amazing, unstoppable electric car
As another week goes by, the momentum for cleaner cars looks even more unstoppable. But it’s not just because of climate-conscious governments or NGOs, but the automakers themselves. In fact, 17 of the world’s biggest manufacturers have signed a letter actually asking President Trump to stop slashing the Obama-era tailpipe emissions standards.
Meanwhile, manufacturers from all over the world are putting pedal to the metal with their EV ambitions, with Toyota accelerating plans to get its new electric cars on the road by joining forces with companies like Chinese EV maker BYD. Toyota, which was the largest car manufacturer by sales in the world in 2016, is also teaming up with Japanese carmaker Subaru to create a new electric SUV—watch this space.
In other EV news, the state of Colorado is following in B.C.’s tire tracks by introducing a zero-emission vehicle rule that will require automakers to sell a minimum mix of 7% to 9% electric vehicles by 2022. It’s time for others to follow their lead.