To encourage more electric vehicles, Illinois should adopt California emission standards

“If states that comprise more than half of the nation’s population were all to adopt California’s emission standards, automakers would have a strong incentive to design and manufacture more zero-emission cars and fewer gas-guzzling autos with internal combustion engines. If Minnesota and New Mexico, which are going through a rule-making process to adopt the standards, actually do so, the states adopting standards modeled on California’s would represent 38.1% of the nation’s population. Illinois could bring that percentage up to 42%, according to the Illinois Environmental Council.”

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