Why Did California Shut Down a New EV Program?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Hey there, it's time for another episode of the TTAC podcast!


This week on the TTAC podcast, we speak to Christian Robinson, the Senior Director of State Government Affairs and Grassroots for the Specialty Equipment Market Association, about why California governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would helped fund consumers who wanted to turn their used cars into EVs.

TTAC contributor Matthew Guy and I discuss brake discs/rotors and what happened when NASCAR went to Iowa. We also preview a deeper conversation we'll have in the future about Kyle Busch's, uh, future.

Click here to find us -- we're available wherever you get your podcasts. As always, thanks for listening!

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • SPPPP SPPPP on Jun 22, 2024
    Too much individual choice in that program, maybe?
  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jun 22, 2024
    Those of you who aren't listening to the TTAC Podcast, you really don't know what you are missing.
  • Rover Sig Absolutely not. Ever.
  • EBFlex No. I buy as little Chinese products as possible.
  • John "...often in a state of complete disarray on the roads" What does that mean? Many examples in poor repair? Talk about awful writing.
  • Varezhka Saving sedans in US or globally? Right now around half of the global sedan sales is in China, just under a quarter in North America, and the remaining quarter distributed around the rest of the world. So for a sedan to stay around they must sell well in both China and North America (BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda) or just extremely well in China (VW/Audi and Nissan). For everyone else, the writing is on the wall. There’s also a niche of subcompact sedans in SE Asia and India but I believe those are being replaced by SUVs too.
  • Kcflyer it's not a ford, it's not a mustang. just like the ford gt is not a ford but multimatic gt or mustang wouldn't roll off the tongue
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