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California Zero-Emission Push Grows to 8 States, 3 Million Autos

California’s push for automakers to sell non-polluting cars and trucks is broadening as New York, Massachusetts, Oregon and four other states join in an effort to get 3.3 million “zero-emission” vehicles on the road.

The eight-state coalition, which also includes Vermont, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, said in a statement today it will push for the numerical target by 2025, more than doubling California’s 1.5-million-car goal. While California buyers of plug-in hybrids, battery and hydrogen fuel-cell autos get incentives such as rebates, the seven other states didn’t announce specific enticements.