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Global Automakers Letter to California Governor on Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

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September 13, 2017

In a letter to California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Global Automakers shared its opposition to a provision in California Assembly Bill 134 and Senate Bill 119 that gives the Secretary of Labor the authority to arbitrarily determine which vehicles receive Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) funds.

The provision creates an unpredictable standard that would be impossible to adhere to while creating uncertainty in an already challenging market.  The provision language presents several constitutional, legal, and enforceability concerns. Most importantly, the provision is counterproductive to building a sustainable market for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in California. Auto manufacturers are investing heavily in alternative fuel and green technology, and the variety of options and price points are increasing every year.

Global Automakers respectfully requests proposals not aimed specifically at our mutual goal (and shared responsibility) to increase ZEV acceptance in California be excluded from Assembly Bill 134 and Senate Bill 119.

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