Equity is goal, not mandate, in California electric car rule

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of9Electric vehicle chargers are seen in the parking lot of South El Monte High Scho...

August 31, 2022
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of9Electric vehicle chargers are seen in the parking lot of South El Monte High School in South El Monte, Calif., Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Discounted prices, car-share programs, and a robust network of public charging stations are among the ways California will try to make electric vehicles affordable and convenient for people of all income levels as it phases out the sale of new gas cars by 2035. Advocates for the policy say the switch from gas- to battery-powered cars is a necessary step to reducing pollution in disadvantaged neighborhoods, but that the state make sure those residents can access the cars, too.

Kathleen Ronayne