California bill would require more zero-emissions cars


If the bill becomes law, it could light a fire under car makers that have so far been slow to adopt emissions-free tech. Only 3 percent of all California car sales are either electric or plug-in hybrids. Those holdouts are going to complain loudly if asked to change their ways, mind you. Industry groups like the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers see the bill as pandering to Tesla, giving the local all-electric automaker an unfair edge. Whether or not that's true, it's doubtful that the state will show gas-centric companies much sympathy.