Posts Tagged: CARB

Schwarzenegger rebuts Trump’s attack on California emissions standards

The Trump administration launched another salvo in its war on environmental regulations this week by formally revoking California’s authority to set its own auto emissions rules. The administration previously announced that it would pursue anti-trust investigations against four automakers that forged a compromise with California on fuel economy standards. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Republican former governor… Read more »

California launches $40-million incentive program for zero-emission off-road freight

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is launching a $40-million program called the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE), which is designed to aid in the purchase of zero-emission off-road freight technology. CORE will offer vouchers for buyers to offset the higher initial costs of zero-emission equipment, including the following: On- and off-road terminal… Read more »

The EV industry sees problems with California’s proposal to mandate credit card readers for public chargers

In California, there is a controversial plan to require credit card readers on all public charging stations, including retrofitting already installed units. California’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Open Access Act (Senate Bill 454, which passed in 2013) mandates open access to public charging stations – that is, a driver doesn’t have to be a member… Read more »

California ARB considers adopting zero-emission airport shuttle regulation

The California Air Resources Board will conduct a public hearing in February to consider a proposed Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle regulation. The regulation would require airport shuttles serving California’s 13 largest airports to transition to 100% zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2035. It would apply to public and private fleets, including operators of parking facilities, rental car… Read more »

California Air Resources Board breaks ground on new headquarters

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently broke ground on its new Southern California headquarters. The 380,000-square-foot building will be home to one of the world’s largest and most advanced vehicle emissions testing and research facilities. The new headquarters will include light-, medium- and heavy-duty test cells, space for onboard diagnostics and portable emissions measurement… Read more »

California Air Resources Board votes unanimously to stand by clean car standards

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has voted unanimously to reaffirm the state’s clean car standards, setting up a confrontation with the regime in Washington. The Board’s decision comes after years of detailed analysis by ARB staff, culminating in a Midterm Review which concluded that the standards can be met on time, using known technologies,… Read more »

California ARB releases Midterm Review of ZEV regulation, calls for post-2025 standards

In 2012, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) program, a set of standards for new vehicles through model year 2025. The program has two components: the Low-Emission Vehicle III regulations, which mandate reductions in emissions from legacy vehicles; and the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) regulation, which requires manufacturers to produce… Read more »

New CARB plan aims to put more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities

The California Air Resources Board has adopted a revised funding plan for proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade program that aims to help more lower-income consumers buy clean vehicles. It also includes investments in zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses. Highlights of the revised plan include: $133 million to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), which offers… Read more »

Changes to California ZEV rules could threaten Tesla income

As is the case with most government regulations, the California Air Resources Board’s Zero-Emission Vehicle rules are complex, and changing them tends to create winners and losers (and acronyms). CARB regulators are now considering changes to the rules that would make it harder for automakers to comply with ZEV targets by buying credits, rather than… Read more »

California awards $23.6 million for electrified drayage trucks at seaports

Drayage trucks, which move freight around inside and between port facilities, are a major source of air pollution, and an excellent candidate for electrification. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been testing various electrified options for several years. Now the state of California has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast… Read more »