California passes new auto emission rules

In this May 13, 2008 file photo, Honda's new fuel cell vehicle "FCX Clarity" is presented to the media in Tokyo. Honda Motor Co. has begun commercial production of its new zero-emission vehicle on Monday, June 16, 2008 at its plant in Takanezawa, Tochigi Prefecture (state). The car will initially be available for lease starting July to a limited number of customers in southern California and then in Japan later this year. (Koji Sasahara/AP Photo)

January 27, 2012 12:15:31 PM PST
California air regulators have unanimously passed sweeping auto emission standards that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025.