Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates EV buses

The California Air Resources Board today approved a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040. “A zero-emission public bus fleet means cleaner air for all of us. It dramatically reduces tailpipe pollution from buses in low-income [...]

NHTSA, EPA hearing on easing pollution limits

It's a juxtaposition that NHTSA/EPA has picked Fresno, CA to have their first meeting on easing the pollution limits that were set in 2012. Instead of having it at the Capitol in Sacramento, CA, on California Air Resources Board (CARB) territory they have picked the dirtiest county in California, Fresno. The first thought is that [...]

Top ten reasons to buy electric or plug-in vehicles

At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, there was a variant of an electrified vehicle on every manufacturer's stage. Some have been around for years, some we got to see for the first time. Thanks to Toyota (the company with the longest running hybrid), Tesla (the only all-electric car company in the United States), [...]

Nichols McCarthy CARB EPA look back over 50 years

* McCarthy - more Volkswagen executives will go to jail * Nichols - Governor Brown invited Chinese to sell their electric vehicles in California * McCarthy - when the federal government takes a break, CARB doesn't * Nichols - the U.S. as a whole is not as big a part of the world market for [...]

Gov. Brown on CARB – to the Sun and back

CARB celebrates 50 years of more emissions * Californians drove almost 335 Billion miles last year * historic agreement (now known as CARB) was between California's Republican Governor Reagan and the United States Republican President, Richard Nixon * Henry Ford II came out to California to complain about not being able to meet the standard [...]

CARB CAFE Midterm Review VW emission

Presentation Honoring Engineers Involved in Volkswagen Case The Board will hear a presentation by Professional Engineers in California Government honoring CARB engineers involved in discovering and investigating Volkswagen’s diesel engine defeat devices. Public Meeting to Consider the Advanced Clean Cars Midterm Review The Board will hear the completed midterm review and recommendations on the Advanced [...]

Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

EPA Pruitt casts shadow of doubt on Sunny California

Listen to John Batchelor radio show with Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal, and Lou Ann Hammond talking about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pruitt versus California Air Resources Board (CARB) Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, poked a stick in the middle of a hornet's nest when he said he [...]

Have global climate standards reached a plateau?

California has signed SB32 Global standards are global people working together for a common cause of economics and efficiency, but are profits of one company more important than national standardization of state standardization for the good of all people? In the auto industry, there is always talk of standardization of equipment and technology. It's the [...]

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