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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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