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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(1): 19-24 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.1.914

Legal Strategy and Effects of California’s Zero Emission Vehicle Program

Ju-Yin Chen

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Electric vehicle, zero emission, greenhouse gases, California, regulatory science, legal strategy, legislation.

Ju-Yin Chen is with Soochow University, Taiwan (e-mail: pio362@yahoo.com.tw).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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