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Ten other states plan to adopt advanced vehicle rule

Plug-in Hybrid Electric VehiclesCalifornia regulators approved a plan that would require 15.4 percent of new vehicles sold in the state to be electric, fuel-cell or plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2025.

The rule — supported by major automakers — is part of a broader package of regulations called the Advanced Clean Car program designed to cut vehicle greenhouse gas and reduce emissions.

The sweeping new auto emission standards could mean 1.4 million electric, fuel cell and plug-in hybrid vehicles on California roads by 2025.

“That’s actually a relatively modest goal, but that’s all that we’re mandating,” Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said in a conference call with reporters following the vote.

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