CARB clarifies if you can sell your used Volkswagen diesel vehicle on Driving the Nation

Dave Clegern, California Air Resources Board (CARB) spokesperson, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation today.

I asked Clegern if the diesels on the road right now were in compliance and if they could be sold as used in California. Clegern said that if you own a diesel car right now you can sell it.

The catch comes once Volkswagen and CARB have figured out the fix to bring the diesel car into compliance with CARB diesel regulations. You have six months to get the fix and register your car. If after six months you haven’t registered your car DMV will tag your car. After that you cannot register your car if you have not taken it into the dealership to have it fixed.

Will it take only one fix or will there be multiple fixes?

Will the fix change your fuel economy?

What will the audit/smog check look like in the future?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.