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California pushing for zero-emission cars by midcentury

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California's goals for the adoption of electric vehicle technology are the most stringent in the US.

San Francisco

SERGIO Marchionne had a funny thing to say about the US$32,500 (S$44,700) battery-powered Fiat 500e that his company markets in California as "eco-chic". "I hope you don't buy it," he told his audience at a think tank in Washington in May 2014. He said he loses US$14,000 on