Dealers: California ‘Shoots Itself’ in Foot
“If the standards were enforced today,” he added, “20 to 25-percent of what we sell, we couldn’t sell.”
CEA opposed the regulations from the beginning, lobbying the commission and filing a 91-page comment that forced the CEC to delay its vote for two weeks. But the group seemed resigned to the commission’s decision.
At a press conference shortly before the vote, CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro assailed the commission for basing its “arbitrary cutoff” on energy used, rather than efficiency.