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Favorite subjects right cars -- From the Ford Focus to the new Honda Fit -- electric cars are popping up like well much friends.
But automakers would not be making them if the government was not forcing them to do so.
Gary gasoline -- editor of box car report dot comments here to explain these adjust the fuel economy regulations are forcing these.
Car companies to make these -- -- in many cases and it's not so -- the federal regulations as -- California regulations that haven't -- -- demanded a Rebecca the ninety's that's what General Motors certainly in the electric car that it really happened what's happening now.
Large car companies are gonna have to sell -- certain percentage of their cars.
In California's zero emissions that -- electric.
Or hydrogen powered basically so the start to get in their navigate some credits as this moves forward Honda Fit it's -- the most fuel efficient -- by 118 miles per gallon equivalent.
But they're -- to make about 11100 of these over the next three years until.
California that's why they have such a hard time with California because Khaled -- essentially forced to make cars -- this one state.
Did a car companies admit that that they're just making -- to -- Jason will acquire well admitted but you know again Toyota is making 2600 -- for UVs effect they turned to Tesla.
To help them engineer that because it's just not worth.
The trouble in the expense to build electric -- -- -- get a sell a couple of thousand of them.
Right now and he sounds really the only company that's all in for -- -- -- building dedicated assembly -- down in that Tennessee that the -- -- -- manufacturing belief that.
But you know last month they sold under 600 of that -- that is all live selling better and -- Soledad Fuld is apparently sold out for the most part in California so people do like -- -- -- sales -- up connection sold almost as many this year so far as they did all last year still very short of the 45000 they originally kind -- -- but they're on target for over 20000 this year.
Again -- different car the volt gets -- less credit because not only goes so far.
-- but with these cars if these companies are only making them to meet say the California requirements.
Do they stink.
I think garbage they're well engineer could have driven -- director of the Ford Focus electric which is a very nice -- they -- -- on the same line as the regular focus and the reason they do that -- -- they can make as many of them as they have to make of the selling really well they can make a lot of them but they don't have to build that many of them because it is basically re engineered version.
Of an existing column what about that these car companies meeting the federal fuel economy regulations as they go out in the coming years they gonna have any trouble meeting an -- opinion particularly -- -- did you.
The German luxury automakers they're gonna have the most trouble other electric cars are gonna -- really gonna help are the plug in hybrids and just hybrid technology getting better -- getting off a Toyota Prius already -- that 54 mile per gallon standard for the most part.
However at least it's pretty close to getting there are -- is getting the bigger vehicles a little bit more fuel efficient and the smaller vehicles which often -- It's usually midsize car that you get your best fuel efficiency in the small complex they don't actually do as well for a variety of reasons.
-- need to get that fuel economy up as well but there's a lot of room left in internal combustion.
To make it more efficient even before you get to these high.
Very expensive but you know the real focus is going to be on that.
And on rather than these electric cars although you know again Nissan together a thousand -- again -- around the world over the next and --
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