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A partnership to promote California’s hydrogen vehicle infrastructure has named 19 areas that it recommends for the next series of hydrogen refueling stations. Earlier this month, the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) released a list with the recommended regions. The organization is a collaborative effort that includes government agencies (both the California Air Resources Board […]

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Tesla Motors is gearing up for another battle, this time taking on carmakers in its home state of California. Unlike at other times, the argument is not over the company’s factory-direct sales method, which previously has pitted Tesla against auto dealers in states like Texas and Michigan. Instead, the issue relates to California’s push to […]

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In California, promotions for a new rebate program to help low income families switch to a fuel-efficient vehicle have become explosive. It began with California Senate leader Kevin de León crushing a 1984 Ford Ranger pickup at the state’s capitol building. His publicity stunt kicked off California’s new program to help families below the poverty […]

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Chevron got in trouble in California for providing over-oxygenated fuel. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced November that Chevron Corp. has paid $329,700 in penalties for violations of California’s reformulated gasoline regulations. CARB explained Chevron supplied gasoline in violation of state regulations at its Montebello and Richmond terminals. In each case, the self-disclosed violations […]

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Hyundai is doing as much as it can to turn the page on its 2012 fuel rating issue. The Korean company announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) to resolve the government’s investigation of its 2012 restatement of fuel economy […]

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Diesel and diesel-powered vehicles have made huge improvements pollution-wise in the last 10 years. At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tenth annual West Coast Collaborative meeting the Diesel Technology Forum highlighted the evolution of diesel power as a workhorse and economical engine through the transformation to near zero emissions with a future focus to […]

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California is pushing even more for green cars and some of the state’s agencies are collaborating on a range of initiatives to support the goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said last week that the California Energy Commission carried out one of these initiatives, […]

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Ford Motor Company was fined $2.96 million for sales of non-compliant On-Board Diagnostic systems in California The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced yesterday that Ford has agreed to fines totaling $2,960,000 for violations of air quality laws related to the sale of vehicles with non-compliant On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) systems in California. The ARB said […]

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A report Wednesday by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) shows Tesla Motors sold 32-times more “green car credits” than the next-highest seller between Oct 31, 2012 and Sept 30, 2013. Specifically, Tesla sold 1,311.52 Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credits during this 12-month period, and for the period of this year through June, ZEV credit […]

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California rules that mandate sales of all-electric or other zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in proportion to automakers’ regular vehicles have proven a not insubstantial, if temporary, financial boon for Tesla, and now Nissan is getting in on the act. Last week Nissan reportedly divulged it is selling its excess ZEV – also known as “green […]

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