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California ARB Revamps Website Ranking Vehicles According to Emission Characteristics

The California Air Resources Board unveiled its revamped website, Driveclean.ca.gov, which helps consumers choose the least polluting cars on the market. The new website, using information collected for vehicle certification in California, offers a practical system that ranks vehicles according to their emission characteristics and provides tools to compare models.

The ARB has made efforts recently to simplify state and federal vehicle-emission classifications to aid car-buyers. Last year, California adopted a regulation requiring auto manufacturers to affix the Environmental Performance Label to showroom models indicating the vehicle’s smog and greenhouse gas emissions. The simply illustrated graphic has two rankings, from one to ten, that depict vehicle emissions. The higher the score, the less polluting it is.

Driveclean.ca.gov puts these same rankings in an online format making them practical for web research. The web site provides information about clean car technology and guides users to consider the emissions of the models they are evaluating.

In addition, consumers will find information on available incentives being offered by various federal, state and local governments, and private corporations and businesses. ARB is preparing for its own new incentive program, the Zero-Emission and Plug-In Hybrid Light-Duty Vehicle Rebate Project, slated to begin the first quarter of 2010. Incentives will range between $1,500 and $5,000 for qualifying clean technology vehicles, such as plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Comments

Reel$$

"Last year, California adopted a regulation requiring auto manufacturers to affix the Environmental Performance Label to showroom models indicating the vehicle’s smog and greenhouse gas emissions."

This is still a meaningless measure since we know that GHG emissions comprised of CO2 have no science merit. Far better is to construct a rating that indicates the amount of fossil fuel NOT CONSUMED. This puts low polluting (low emission) vehicles in a positive energy saving light. And as the negatives of the global warming scam continue to turn people off, energy conservation becomes even more important.

arnold

More delusional thinking from Reel$$
(someones needs to say it?)

sulleny

arnold - read FOIA.zip or the hundreds of thousands of comments from around the world on the climate fraud being brought to light.

It would be very smart for anyone who doesn't want to go down (hard) on this barge - to put distance between them and unholy "climate change."

sulleny

arnold - read FOIA.zip or the hundreds of thousands of comments from around the world on the climate fraud being brought to light.

It would be very smart for anyone who doesn't want to go down (hard) on this barge - to put distance between them and unholy "climate change."

arnold

That's the point isn't it some simply cant accept something they can't understand everything becomes conspiracy, there's no such thing as evolution, and man has never walked on the moon.
To avoid the unpleasantness of trying to rationalise with such people I note that many who accept most the science will not touch CO2 AGW with a barge pole.
Preferring to say that it is national energy independence that matters , that the other criteria pollutants are the end game etc etc.

I dont like to be in a position of self deception. Note that's not how I describe your beliefs.

Why would you show such arrogance as to go along with science like a "come on" and then pull out at the crucial moment.
Over here they have a descriptor P.T...e.

But that's always your right, just don't ask me to play silly games. And that seems to be about all you, Stan and a few others wish to do.

Come to the site to contradict, tell the worlds scientists what their job is and then take yourself so seriously.
Well quite frankly many of the concerned people don't have the time or the inclination.

You asked.

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