In a race to see who can push green emissions laws harder, California made it mandatory that all autonomous cars be zero-emissions by 2030. New York is pushing all cars by 2035. Fortunately for most, the overpriced self-driving cars are usually electric anyway, due to the large amount of other requirements for autonomy. Of course, the concerns about lithium disposal, lithium fires, powerbanks that make cars all but disposable after 100,000 miles, and more, all drive this idea of green in the wrong direction.

Starting in 2030, California will require all light-duty autonomous vehicles that operate in the state to emit zero emissions.