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California is about to run out of plug-in hybrid HOV stickers

State Set A 70,000-Sticker Maximim In January For Plug-In Hybrid Drivers

California is on the verge of running out of green HOV-lane stickers for solo-driving access.

In Detail: Toyota RAV4 EV

It's no secret that our site closely follows every move of Tesla Motors. They have successfully launched an all-electric sports sedan to critical acclaim. They have a stimulating and opinionated Kyle Thibaut

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Who was for, who was against CARB's ZEV mandate "over-compliance" rule

What impact will the "over-compliance" rule – some would say loophole – in the California Air Resources Board's recent changes to the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate have? The short and obv

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California breaks rank again, demands over 15% of cars sold be non-polluting by 2025

Less than a year after everyone with any sort of say in the matter seemed to agree that 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025 was a properly attainable goal, the California Air Resources Board has decided to change things up a bit.

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CARB's "extreme" low-carbon fuel rules deemed unconstitutional

Ahh, the famous Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution (i.e., Article 1, Section 8). What doesn't it cover? According to U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill, it covers the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) rules put out by the California Air Resources Board

California gets $2M more for clean vehicle rebates; only for 4-passenger vehicles this time

Recently, we reported that Environment California is urging Governor Jerry Brown to put a plan in place that will result in 1 million clean vehicles on California roads by 2022. This goal has just gotten a little help with the California Air Resources Board's announcement that the 2011 budget for clean vehicle rebates will receive an additional $2 million from the California

CARB gives Chevy Volt ULEV II status, misses SULEV II by a hair

The California Air Resources Board has given a green rating to the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the grade atop the page being ULEV (Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle). That's below the SULEV and PZEV ratings of cars you might not expect to beat the Volt, such as the four-cylinder Honda Accord and Jonathon Ramsey

Toyota (surprise!) leads the pack in CARB's ZEV credit list

Earlier today, and very quietly, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released all of the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credit balances. You can see the raw numbers for you

Report: Obama kicks off drive to enact tough fuel economy standards through 2025

A year ago, the White House led the effort to get automakers' Corporate Average Fuel Economy to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Although the number was eventually pegged at 34.1 mpg, it will actually be slightly lower because of other non-automotive credits that will be a

Report: Obama kicks off drive to enact tough fuel economy standards through 2025

A year ago, the White House led the effort to get automakers' Corporate Average Fuel Economy to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Although the number was eventually pegged at 34.1 mpg, it will actually be slightly lower because of other non-automotive credits that will be a

Finnish company Pegasor introduces real-time particulate sensor for diesel engines

Biodiesel is still in limbo here in the U.S., but even if we never return to large scale production, at least diesel vehicles can continue to get cleaner on their own. The latest example of cleaner diesel tech news comes from Finland, where Pegasor Ltd. has introduced a new, compact, continuously operating and real-time Nik Bristow

California leaves "cool cars" regulation out in the, ahem, cold

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that the "cool cars" regulation has been canceled. "Cool cars" tried to reduce the need for air conditioning in new vehicles by mandating that their windows reflect or absorb a portion of the heat-producing rays from the sun.

Report: California scraps 'Cool Cars' legislation, automakers, law enforcement cheer

California's controversial "cool cars" guidelines have been laid to rest. According to a report from The Detroit News, the ill supported legislation is no more and automakers can rejoice. The pressure was too much for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to handle any longer, and automakers, law enforcement officials and crime victim advocates are likely to celebrate their victory.

Report: California to amend 'Cool Cars' legislation over... criminal activity?

Is CARB backing down on its so-called "cool cars" regulation? On May 7, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will have to turn in its final draft of the controversial regulations, which calls for automakers to build cars and trucks with windows that prevent 45% of the sun's energy from entering a vehicle by 2014 and 60% by 2016. Vehicle manufacturers have argued that it will be expensive to meet the requirements, and other groups are complaining for their own reasons. Heck, there was initia

Report: California to amend 'Cool Cars' legislation over... criminal activity?

Is CARB backing down on its so-called "cool cars" regulation? On May 7, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will have to turn in its final draft of the controversial regulations, which calls for automakers to build cars and trucks with windows that prevent 45% of the sun's energy from entering a vehicle by 2014 and 60% by 2016. Vehicle manufacturers have argued that it will be expensive to meet the requirements, and other groups are complaining for their own reasons. Heck, there was initia

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