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California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

Changes to California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules could soon cut a major source of income for Tesla. California emission rules require high-volume automakers to sell either battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars in proportion to their overall sales. Some manufacturers build "compliance... read more

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2017 Audi Q7

VW kept earlier Audi emissions issue from regulators

Long before use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars was uncovered by independent researchers, Volkswagen withheld information about a potential emissions issue from... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
CARB emissions-testing equipment video screencap

CARB Shows Test Equipment That Found VW Diesel Defeat Device (Video)

Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating went on for more than six years in part because the company's use of "defeat device" software was hard to detect. It wasn't until... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
California Citrus State Historic Park

Leak At Natural-Gas Field Now One-Quarter Of All CA Methane Emissions (UPDATED)

For half a century, California has been at the forefront of reducing emissions and cleaning up air pollution. And the state has made breathtaking progress since the days of... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

California Rejects VW Diesel Fix Plan: 'Gaps,' 'Lacks Detail'

It seems owners of Volkswagen diesel cars equipped with illegal "defeat device" software will have to wait longer for a recall to update their cars. The plan submitted by VW... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Ignore VW Diesels, Make Company Sell Electric Cars: Tesla CEO Musk, 44 Others

It will cost a huge sum, likely billions of dollars, to make Volkswagen fix all of the 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles it has admitted use "defeat device" software to ignore... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

CA Renewable Hydrogen Rule: Forcing The Carbon Numbers To Work

California's plan to reduce carbon emissions from transportation anticipates a mix of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Recharging batteries from the electric... read more August 7, 2015 by


 
California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols (via Twitter)

California Air Resources Board Head: All New Cars Should Be Zero-Emission In 2030

Among U.S. states, California is by far the most enthusiastic when it comes to electric cars. And that's largely due to regulations overseen by the state's Air Resources... read more August 6, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Success Shows 'Weakness' Of CA Zero-Emission Rules, Company Says

California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules will become more stringent soon, extending to more carmakers and requiring more battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars to... read more June 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

Plug-In Hybrids OK For Smaller Makers To Meet CA Zero-Emission Vehicle Rules

California's Zero-Emission Vehicle sales rules have been a major reason the state's drivers can now choose among two dozen different plug-in electric vehicles on sale today... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

The sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates. While California buyers can choose among... read more June 1, 2015 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Scenarios For 2030 Zero-Emissions Cars In CA: Hydrogen Or Not?

With epic smog in the Los Angeles Basin, the state of California has led the nation's charge to reduce emissions from road vehicles for more than half a century. And it is... read more April 16, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors battery-swapping station at Harris Ranch, California, Dec 2014  [photo: Teslarati.com]

Tesla Battery Swapping: Useful Service Or Minimal Effort For Extra Income?

Tesla Motors has been opening its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations at a dizzying pace lately, with 175 U.S. sites operating, and almost two dozen more either in... read more March 12, 2015 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

CA Smog Plan Approved By State & EPA Isn't Tough Enough: Lawsuit

Despite undeniable progress after decades of smog-abatement measures, the air quality in the Los Angeles Basin continues to be among the worst in the U.S. A new plan to clean... read more November 5, 2014 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Changes To CA Rules May Cut Zero-Emission Vehicle Requirement

California's rules requiring six automakers to sell specified numbers of zero-emission vehicles starting in 2012 have had a substantial impact. But a meeting to be held one... read more October 16, 2014 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

10 Questions On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Ask Toyota, Honda & Hyundai

Within the next two years, three different hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will be offered to California buyers in small numbers. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell has been... read more October 16, 2014 by


 

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