CARB warns automakers against cheating

Car companies will be given until the end of 2020 to report any undisclosed alterations to vehicles’ equipment or software. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today sent a letter to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers encouraging them to disclose by the end of the year any unapproved hardware or software programs that [...]

By |2020-10-25T21:49:44-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: California Air Resources Board (CARB), Emissions|0 Comments

Want a GMC Hummer EV? Too bad they’re sold out

2022 GMC HUMMER EV About the same time it took me to make up a song entitled I do the crabwalk, and go around the living room walking like a crab the Hummer EV sold out. Clearly, $113,000 for a fully equipped GMC Hummer EV is not that crazy. At this point, General Motors is [...]

Emissions in CA low CARB still not happy

California Air Resources Board (CARB) California’s latest greenhouse gas data shows that while the state continues to stay below its 2020 target for emissions, there is much more work to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The California Air Resources Board today released GHG emissions data for 2018, showing that emissions remain below 1990 levels but [...]

Mercedes-Benz pays CA $285.6M for dieselgate

2009-2016 diesel Mercedes-Benz Daimler Group will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for repairs at no cost to those owners if and when the settlement is approved by the Court. California will receive $285.6 million Violations were found in 2009-2016 diesel Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles and Sprinter delivery vans Another major automaker has [...]

By |2020-09-16T12:39:21-07:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: California, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Diesel, Mercedes-Benz|0 Comments

Flagship fined in California emission scandal

Ford F-150 superchargers The California Air Resources Board has reached a settlement of $250,000 with Flagship, a Ford Authorized Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer, to resolve clean air violations related to the sale of modified vehicles in California. It reminds me of when Volkswagen got dinged for dieselgate. Mary Nicols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board [...]

Fifteen states go after trucks for emissions

Action plan to eradicate toxic diesel emissions by 2050 If trucks and buses only account for 4 percent of vehicles on the road, why are fifteen states going after them? Because trucks are responsible for nearly 25 percent of total transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, emissions from trucks are the fastest-growing source of [...]

Historic CARB absence at LA Auto Show

Carb-less at the Los Angeles Auto Show * first time in more than 50 years CARB has not been at LA Auto Show * CARB spurns LA Auto Show over car companies that support Trump and EPA agenda For the first time in more than 50 years, the California Air Resources Board will not be [...]

Do generators or cars create more emissions?

SACRAMENTO – Utilities are increasingly turning to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) to avoid starting wildfires during windy conditions. But before turning to diesel or gasoline generators to keep the lights on, California Air Resources Board (CARB) thinks Californians should be aware that cleaner options are available. The California Air Resources Board now has an [...]

GM drops employee health care, EPA to revoke CARB waiver

UAW on strike, GM cancels health insurance EPA set to revoke California Air Resources Board waiver Thirteen other states follow CARB emission’s regulations GM to employees on strike: Take two aspirin and call the UAW It’s been a rough week for General Motors employees. The UAW employees went out on strike, and GM canceled the [...]

California has fewer emissions, higher GDP

Haters are going to hate Oh no, another reason to hate California! Manufacturing of electricity in California is changing, and it is showing up as fewer emissions and more in-state energy produced and used in California. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) came out with the executive summary of emissions from 2000 to 2017. For [...]

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