Electric vehicles in Richmond, California, in June, 2018. The California system has proved so successful that China has borrowed and improved on its Zero-Emission Vehicle Mandate. Photo: Reuters
Yunshi Wang
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Yunshi Wang

Trump is wrong: California’s clean vehicle policies can make America great again

  • Far from hurting US carmakers, California’s zero-emission ecosystem has allowed cutting-edge electric carmaking and self-driving technology to flourish
  • Trump should extend clean-car policies nationwide to create the world’s biggest zero-emission vehicle market – before China gets there

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Electric vehicles in Richmond, California, in June, 2018. The California system has proved so successful that China has borrowed and improved on its Zero-Emission Vehicle Mandate. Photo: Reuters
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Yunshi Wang

Yunshi Wang

Yunshi Wang is director of China Centre for Energy and Transportation at University of California, Davis and a co-director at the US-China-the-Netherlands Zero Emission Vehicle Policy Lab. He advises California government agencies on global ZEV policies. He has been a naturalised US citizen for 22 years and a proud Californian for 16 years.