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

Californians fleeing the wildfires and state

The threat of survival is real The question was posed on my local Facebook page, “Is anyone wondering where to live in the future? I’ve always lived in the West. I don’t know if I can keep doing this!” The thing she was talking about was the wildfires. The California wildfires have covered California in [...]

By |2020-09-14T12:37:31-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, California, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

What should you do in a fire evacuation?

The Fifth season - Fire  When did fire become the fifth season? You hear it all the time about this time of year; the Fire season. This fire season, millions of acres have already burned on the west coast. Thousands of people are in some state of the evacuation process as I write this article. [...]

By |2020-09-14T15:20:40-07:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: #climatechange, California, Driving tips, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

Park your car at Yosemite and bikeshare

People-powered transit for Yosemite The Yosemite Conservancy has been making the Yosemite visitor experience more pleasing since 1923. Two years ago, the funding started for a bike-sharing project, and it is going strong today. Since COVID-19, many countries are not allowing US citizens to visit their countries. This has inspired more people to take to [...]

By |2020-09-14T16:55:23-07:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: California, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|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 [...]

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse! California

California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) Bestsellers in primary segments: Compact Car: Honda Civic Full-Size Pickup: Ford F-Series Mid Size Car: Toyota Camry Compact SUV: Toyota RAV4 Near-Luxury Car: Tesla Model 3 Mid Size SUV: Toyota Highlander Luxury Car: Mercedes E-Class Luxury Mid Size SUV: Lexus RX california 2008 thru 2021 We know [...]

By |2020-08-20T07:06:48-07:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, California, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla Motors, Toyota|0 Comments

Penske Andretti support Laguna Seca SCRAMP

The fight between SCRAMP and the County Administrator Offices is heating up. Both Roger Penske and Mario Andretti have sent letters of support to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. The letter below shows that SCRAMP was taken by surprise. This is looking like an inside job, the question is from which group?   SCRAMP was [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:58:08-08:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California, Politics, Racing|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]

California is still buying new cars ~ and it won’t stop

No matter what type of powertrain, or size of vehicles I can predict that new car sales in California will go up in the next quarter. The Campfire in Northern California and the Woolsey fire in Southern California destroyed thousands of vehicles. It's a sad statistic, but it is real. Thankfully, we can replace vehicles. [...]

By |2019-04-04T15:14:41-07:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: California|Tags: |0 Comments
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