The Association of Global Automakers sent a letter to California legislative leadership in opposition to a last minute proposal that would:

(A) require that at least 15 percent of all new vehicles sold in California be zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2025,

(B) require that 100 percent of all new vehicles sold in California be ZEVs by 2050, and

(C) cut plug-in hybrid vehicles out of the ZEV program.

The legislation has been introduced by Assemblymember Autumn Burke and backed by Tesla Motors. The proposal would favor Tesla's products over others than have been instrumental in reducing emissions, and eliminate competition and consumer choice in the green vehicle market.

Global Automakers supports efforts to build a sustainable market for zero emission vehicles that incentivize consumers, and encourages California to address sales incentives and ensure ongoing ZEV access to HOV lanes before the session adjourns at the end of the month.