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California mulls over pollution rule change as Tesla cries foul

Analysts say changing the requirements now might spark a backlash

GOING GREEN: A Tesla Supercharger station; since 1990, when the zero-emission mandate started, California has been alone among world regulators in requiring specific technologies instead of just setting pollution limits.


CALIFORNIA'S effort to promote non-polluting vehicles is being thrown off kilter by a company that makes electric cars.

The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have the state contemplating new requirements that anger both