SAN FRANCISCO — The governors of eight states including California and New York pledged Thursday to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025 in an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution.
Representatives from all eight states were scheduled to gather in Sacramento to sign a memorandum of understanding that would increase infrastructure and make other changes to help increase market share for electric cars, hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. By 2015, there are expected to be more than 200,000 zero emissions vehicles on the road.
The other states involved are Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont. The eight states together represent about 23 percent of the U.S. auto market.
Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.