California's clean car goal
California's zero-emission vehicle mandate will require large automakers to sell plug-in hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles in increasing quantities. By the 2025 model year, 15% of new-vehicle sales in the state must be zero-emission vehicles.
The mandate is part of the state's plan to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 to 50% of 1990 levels.
BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen are subject to the mandate starting in the 2018 model year.
To comply, these automakers must earn credits by selling plug-in hybrids, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and EVs starting in the 2018 model year.
The automakers are prohibited from earning all of their credits by selling plug-in hybrids.