by Scott Wyland
Santa Fe New Mexican
May 6, 2022
New Mexicans will see thousands more electric vehicles available to buy in 2025 when a rule approved by two environmental boards takes effect.
Dubbed the clean-car rule, it will require that electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids make up at least 7 percent of automakers’ new sales within New Mexico — adding up to an estimated 3,800 vehicles.
The rule aligns with California’s current standards and is part of the larger effort to cut climate-warming greenhouse gases as well as ground-level ozone and particulates that can cause respiratory problems.
The state Environmental Improvement Board and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board voted unanimously Thursday to adopt the rule. …