CARB Fines Ford Nearly $3 Million for Non Compliance

CARB Fines Ford Nearly $3 Million for Non Compliance
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Ford has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in fines for violating air-quality laws. According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) this penalty relates to the sale of vehicles in the Golden State with non-compliant on-board diagnostics (OBD) systems . Continue Reading...

What is a Compliance Car?

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What is a Compliance Car?
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Many automakers offer electric cars, but it’s rare to see one at your local dealership or on the road. The reason, it turns out, is due to government regulations. Continue Reading...

Ford C-MAX Energi Earns HOV-Lane Access

Ford C-MAX Energi Earns HOV-Lane Access
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) just granted the all-new Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid access to Green Clean Air Vehicle Stickers, allowing drivers access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle lanes. Continue Reading...

Idling In California Requires A Special Exemption Sticker

Idling In California Requires A Special Exemption Sticker
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However, an engine tends to be at it’s least efficient when idling, as well as producing the greatest amount of oxides of nitrogen (smog). The CARB ruling required that in order to certify diesel trucks for California, automakers had to meet an idle emissions standard of 30 grams of NOx per hour. Continue Reading...

2011 Chevrolet Volt Emits More CO2 Than Toyota Prius, Won’t Qualify For HOV Lane

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2011 Chevrolet Volt Emits More CO2 Than Toyota Prius, Won’t Qualify For HOV Lane
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The Chevrolet Volt missed out on SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle) status by a minute margin, emitting 1.3 grams of CO2 per mile. The cutoff is 1 gram of CO2 per mile to qualify for the status. By these standards, the Volt emits more CO2 than a VW Golf TDI, Honda Accord 4-Cylinder sedan… Continue Reading...
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