Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law, was quoted in a Washington Post story about the backlash Toyota received in response to its decision to support the Trump administration’s efforts to strip California of its ability to set fuel-efficiency standards stricter than the federal government.
This decision has upset many long-time consumers originally drawn to the company for its environmentally conscious reputation. However, consumers looking to buy a more fuel-efficient vehicle have more options now than ever before. “The competition has made some pretty big strides, especially compared to a decade ago when Toyota made a huge leap forward with hybrid technology in the form of the Prius,” Hecht said.
Read more in the Washington Post.