—After surviving industry litigation, California
keeps the leading pace to carry on Zero Emission Vehicle
program. Even EPA also finds that the California program
meets legal requirements regarding the protectiveness of public
health and welfare as well as technological feasibility.
California’s regulatory structure play a key role to meet the
program requirements, ensuring that state consumers receive
cleaner energy, efficient and a variety of technologies, and
modeling to work collaboratively with both public and private
partners. Comparing the global regulatory landscape of EV
regulatory methodology with California model, we may consider
that regulatory and legal strategies are significant tool to meet
the goal of reduce GHGs emission.
—Electric vehicle, zero emission, greenhouse
gases, California, regulatory science, legal strategy, legislation.
Ju-Yin Chen is with Soochow University, Taiwan (e-mail:
Cite: Ju-Yin Chen, "Legal Strategy and Effects of California’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 19-24, 2017.