CARB explains how Volkswagen got caught and why it matters

 

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

CARB has been regulating diesel since 1996 and Volkswagen was only allowed to bring its cars into California if they met those standards. Why do those standards matter so much? What effect does NOX have on the health of Californians?

The EPA has the right to fine Volkswagen, but will CARB also fine them?

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.