Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:Regulations don't _dictate_ consumer behavior. A MSEV doesn't prevent a consumer from just filling up their Rex and essentially drive on gas. Just like how volt owners can run on 95% electric or 0% (early fleet volt users), the same can happen with MSEV. CARB is right to NOT classify them as BEV. Zero-emissions should mean "0", not "close enough".
But this is patently wrong. It is wrong to assign 100% credit to a BEV and 0% to an MSEV that generates only 5% of the exhaust of an ICE. "Zero Emission" has not been mentioned in the Bible, so it is not a sacred thing. MSEV should receive at least 95% of the credit or even more for beating the path to BEVs. There is no way to run on gas with an MSEV all day. It does not have enough power that you could cruise on the highway or keep yourself warm on a cold day. The best use of an MSEV is to find a charge station when the MSEV runs out of electrical charge.