The governors of Minnesota and New Mexico say their states plan to adopt California’s vehicle emissions rules. This brings the number of states planning to follow California’s tougher tailpipe standards and zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate to more than a dozen. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said on Tuesday that her state will adopt stricter vehicle emissions standards by the end of 2019, according to the Albuquerque Journal. On More States Move to Adopt Wednesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said his state also planned to follow California’s lead, but added that writing regulations would take at least 15 months, David Shepardson reported in Reuters.

California’s vehicle emissions rules

more stringent than the Trump EPA’s rules, are currently followed by states that account for more than 40% of U.S. vehicle sales,” Shepardson wrote. The Russia Phone Number Data clash between California and the federal government over vehicle emissions rules has been escalating for months. Over the summer, Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, and Honda signed the California Air Resources Board’s voluntary agreement. Last week Trump administration officials from the EPA and DOT said they are revoking California’s authority to set auto emissions standards under the Clean Air Act.

They argue that states should have

The right to set their own vehicle tailpipe emissions, she wrote. Vehicle emissions rules alone may not tip the scales in favor of widespread electric Cambodia Phone Number List vehicle adoption, though. A spokesperson for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents automakers that build 70% of the vehicles sold in the US, cautioned that states adopting the California zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate must also offer incentives such as tax credits and carpool lane privileges, and invest in a vehicle charging infrastructure, Automotive News reported.

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