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CARB steps up shadow-EPA role with new building, vehicle testing lab

CARB steps up shadow-EPA role with new building, vehicle testing lab

For 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been charged with protecting the U.S. from pollution in its air, water, and land. Under the Trump Administration, its administrator Scott Pruitt is aggressively muzzling and removing scientists, eradicating climate-science from its activities... read more

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Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Modifications to oldest, dirtiest VW, Audi TDI diesels approved by EPA

VW Group of North America now owns hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel vehicles it has bought back from owners under the terms of various diesel emission... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
Felix Kramer and his fleet: Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Plug in Prius

Green Car Glossary: vehicles, emissions, fuels, electric cars, powertrains energy (updated)

As rules to boost fuel economy and lower carbon emissions in vehicles around the world continue to stiffen, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Will Trump EPA target CA electric-car, emissions rules? Not yet, maybe; here's why

California began regulating vehicle emissions within its boundaries before the Environmental Protection Agency was even a gleam in President Richard Nixon's eye. Since that... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Which carmakers show CA 2025 zero-emission vehicle rules already within reach? (updated)

The sales growth of electric cars has made strides in recent years, and California's Zero-Emission Vehicle mandate has much to do with that. The program adopted by the... read more May 10, 2017 by


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

Energy use for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles: higher than electrics, even hybrids (analysis)

It's now clear that the zero-emission vehicles of the future will be powered by electric motors. The electricity to power those motors, however, will come from one of two... read more May 4, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota 'Project Portal' hydrogen fuel-cell heavy-duty semi tractor as proof of concept

The challenges of building fueling infrastructure for passenger cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells are well known by now. Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai now lease low volumes of... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols (via Twitter)

California reaffirms state emission, electric-car rules for 2025

The California Air Resources Board voted Friday to confirm its stricter emissions standards for 2025, setting up a potential clash with the Trump Administration. The CARB... read more March 27, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept

California conundrum: 2018 Leaf, Bolt EV, or Mirai fuel-cell car?

California is very different from the rest of the United States. All by itself, it's the sixth largest economy in the world. One eighth of all Americans live there. It's home... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

Volkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. VW's "Electrify... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Which states follow California's emission and zero-emission vehicle rules?

California leads the nation in policies that promote reductions of carbon emissions from road vehicles. It is unique in having a federal waiver that allows it to set its own... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

What if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state? Residents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually... read more February 9, 2017 by


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

Electric cars improving fast, CA should raise zero-emission requirements: report

For 50 years now, California has been at the very forefront of reducing vehicle emissions. It was doing so before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was even formed... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Emission updates for 2015 VW, Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesels OKed by regulators

The $14.7 billion diesel-emission settlement among Volkswagen and regulatory agencies required VW to buy back or modify almost half a million TDI vehicles from model years... read more January 7, 2017 by


 
1996 General Motors EV1

Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. Since then, plug-in electric vehicles have... read more December 5, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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