Skip to comments.California passes new auto emission rules
Posted on 01/27/2012 11:46:49 AM PST by SmithL
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California air regulators passed Friday sweeping auto emission standards that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025.
The California Air Resources Board unanimously approved the new rules, which require that one-in-seven of new cars sold in the state in 2025 be an electric or other zero-emission vehicle.
The plan also mandated a 75-percent reduction in smog-forming pollutants by 2025, and a 34 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over roughly the same time.
Automakers worked with the board and federal regulators on the greenhouse gas mandates in an effort to create one national standard for those pollutants.
California's auto emissions standards are often more strict than federal ones. Currently 14 other states have adopted the California rules as their own.
Companies including Ford Motor Corp., Chrysler Group LLC, General Motors Co., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and others submitted testimony Thursday in support of the new standards during a meeting of the board.
Industry groups representing auto dealers worried that the new regulations would increase the costs of vehicles for consumers and stifle the industry's growth.
The California New Car Dealers Association and other industry groups representing those who sell cars said the board is overestimating consumer demand for electric vehicles and other so-called "zero-emission vehicles."
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Well, that oughta finish their economy.
My favourite movie moment of the past few years was the scene in the “2012” disaster movie, where you see the entire coast of California sliding into the Pacific along the San Andreas Fault. If that could happen without effecting the rest of the US, what was left of California and the entire country would be far better off.
So...exactly how does CARB propose to compel one out of every seven new car purchasers in California to select a zero-emission vehicle?
what did the CA land mass do to anyone to deserve that?
Wave the magic wand and it will just happen.
So what happens if their mandate doesn’t work? What happens if people refuse to buy these poor excuses for autos?
Really, are they going to mandate that you can only have one gas car per family or go to jail?
Good grief CA is full of morons in government.
Will be like China, only one child per family. Government knows best.
Does Jerry Brown or Mary Nichols own stock in an electric car company?
“Automakers worked with the board and federal regulators on the greenhouse gas mandates in an effort to create one national standard for those pollutants. “
“Will be like China, only one child per family.”
We’re better than that - 2 bicycles per family.
State sanctioned economic implodicide
How to kill industries and economies
and chase businesses and investors away
by CARB .. Hi5s to aRnold&Gray
How an unelected group of ecoNuts&’Scientists’ determine a state’s future. See California.
What a country.
The standards would allow carmakers who can’t produce the required number of zero-emission vehicles to buy credits from companies that do. For instance, an electric vehicle that gets 100 miles on a charge would be worth 1.5 credits, according to the proposed law. Automobile manufacturers who fall short can be fined $5,000 per credit by the Air Resources Board. It is not clear what measures would be taken if companies can’t sell the vehicles they produce.
These people are clinically insane...
So how does the California government decide which saps get stuck with the Chevy Volt? Are you going to have a lottery and tell the losers that you are stuck with an electric car? Are you essentially going to force the car companies to give a away one free electric car for every gas engine car that is sold, because that’s the only way you’ll move that many vehicles. Even then, how do you get a supply of electric cars when they’re only being built by one company? Force GM to sell only electric cars? Force Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Mercedes, etc., to all build and market an electric car just to supply 1/7th of the California market? This is stalinist insanity of the type that invented the Llada.
No wonder the average age of an auto driven today is 10 years.
Just as trading carbon credits are a scam.. trading emissions reductions is a pretty slick racket as well.. a risky scheme Al Gore and moderate Republicans readily embrace.
These are not people like most of us, they are well indoctrinated workers for a cause. It is about conformity at any cost.. and control.. which means power. To tell people how to live, where to live, when to live.. Cap that and trade it at the local bar. ;-)
You’d get better results with just a huge gas-tax hike, which would be simply to boot.
NO, I am not advocating either a tax hike or this quota-based nonsense, but Jiminy Christmas, you don’t need a huge bureaucracy to write and enforce GAS TAXES the way you do to count up cars and determine which are electric enough, etc.
All of the gubmint agencies will buy them; COPS will have low-speed pursuits of Volts chasing Segways...
F the communists.
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