jhm614 wrote:Re: January, 2018.
I just read some vague comments about the CARB ZEV credit rule changing for MY 2018 cars. Depending on if this is accurate, it could cause Nissan to delay the MY2018 Leaf 2.0 until January to maximize their 2017 credits. Although, if I did the calculation correctly the change is only .3 credits from 3.0 down to 2.7
Can any CARB experts confirm this change and if it is expected to cause current BEV manufactures to delay MY2018 introductions?
Makes no sense to me to tie this change to model year as opposed to calendar year. The automakers can arbitrarily decide when to introduce a new model year (within some constraints). CARB *should* be tying their rules to calendar year, IMO. Whether that's build date or in-service date is a different question.