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CARB Stands By Its Clean Car Standards

March 28, 2017 in EVs, milestones, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Moving Ahead with GHG Rules and ZEV Program

California is sticking to its guns when it comes to clean vehicles, as the California Air Resources Board has voted unanimously to continue with its vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for cars and light trucks sold in the state, through 2025.


CARB’s Mary Nichols

“The action ensures that California and 12 other states that follow its vehicle regulations, together accounting for a third of the U.S. auto market, will move forward greenhouse gas emission standards adopted in the 2012 process involving the federal government, California and the automakers,” states a release.

CARB also voted to support the expansion of the zero-emission vehicle marketplace before 2025, “calling for redoubling current efforts underway to support market growth and paving the way for new regulations to rapidly increase the number of zero-emission vehicles required to be sold in California after 2025.”

“Today ARB affirmed the technical reviews done by our own and EPA staff, as well as the work of independent analysts,” CARB Chair Mary Nichols says in an agency announcement.

“We invite the global industry to bring us their best cars and trucks and take advantage of the willingness of our leaders to provide a broad range of incentives to help make these vehicles affordable.

“And we also invite them to come sit down with us if they have specific concerns about implementation of the existing regulations that can be addressed without weakening the impact overall. The program,” she said, “is delivering cleaner cars that save consumers money and are fun to drive.”

CARB also voted to pursue policies to support more than 4 million zero-emission vehicles in California by 2030, and established a goal to continue reducing average fleet-wide greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles by 4% to %5 per year between 2025 and 2030.


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Source: CARB with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

Peterbilt NZ Trucks Can Get HVIP Bucks

March 24, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, LNG, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Models 520 & 320 with CWI’s ISL G Near Zero Engine
Eligible for Hybrid & Zero-Emission Incentive Money

Peterbilt Model 520 and 320 trucks powered by Cummins Westport’s 8.9-liter ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, known as HVIP, the manufacturer reports.
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Cal Floats ZEV Plan and Utilities Step Up

January 24, 2017 in EVs, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicles, Cap-and-Trade Are Key as California Air Resources Board
Floats Aggressive Plan to Slash GHG Emissions by 40% Below 1990’s
By 2030 – ‘the Most Ambitious Target in North America,’ Agency Says

Utilities were quick to get onboard last week as the California Air Resources Board released its proposed plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 – “the most ambitious target in North America.”
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Near Zero Engine Coming for Refuse

August 23, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Game Changer, money awarded, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet Operators to Be Able to Order This Year
As Peterbilt and Autocar Are First to the Fore

Operators of compressed natural gas-fueled refuse trucks are being reassured that OEMs will offer vehicles with the super-low NOx Near Zero version of the Cummins Westport ISL G in time for their traditional fourth-quarter ordering cycle.
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California Needs to Plug-in – Seriously

August 5, 2016 in Opinion by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sustainable Transportation Requires More REAL Support for Industry:
Politicians Posture, But ‘the Industry Sees Something Entirely Different’

Special to Fleets & Fuels by Urvi Nagrani,
Marketing & Business Development Director, Motiv Power Systems

If you read the news you might think California cares about the environment. Governor Jerry Brown has both a Zero-Emission Vehicle Action Plan and a Sustainable Freight Plan. Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León spearheaded work on SB 350, a landmark climate bill last year. California’s leadership on environmental causes was recognized last year with Governor Brown’s high profile talks with the Pope on climate leadership.
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