The Truth About Cars » california air resources board http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volkswagen Might Pay Every U.S. Diesel Owner $5,000 to Avoid a Trial http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-might-pay-every-diesel-owner-5000-to-avoid-a-trial/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-might-pay-every-diesel-owner-5000-to-avoid-a-trial/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:05:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328841 On the eve of a key U.S. deadline for a diesel emissions fix, Volkswagen has reportedly agreed to pay all American owners of afflicted TDI models $5,000 each. The deal, reported by Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, would allow the automaker to avoid going to trial this summer, according to Automotive News. Volkswagen was facing an April 21 […]

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On the eve of a key U.S. deadline for a diesel emissions fix, Volkswagen has reportedly agreed to pay all American owners of afflicted TDI models $5,000 each. The deal, reported by Germany’s Die Welt newspaper, would allow the automaker to avoid going to trial this summer, according to Automotive News. Volkswagen was facing an April 21 […]

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Volkswagen Prepares its Pollution Penance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/volkswagen-prepares-pollution-pennance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/volkswagen-prepares-pollution-pennance/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 19:30:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306057 After its excessively dirty diesels polluted the nation’s air for years, Volkswagen is on the verge of making environmental reparations in the U.S. and state of California, Bloomberg reports. The automaker is reportedly in talks with U.S authorities to create two remediation funds aimed at offsetting some of the environmental (and possibly legal) damage resulting […]

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After its excessively dirty diesels polluted the nation’s air for years, Volkswagen is on the verge of making environmental reparations in the U.S. and state of California, Bloomberg reports. The automaker is reportedly in talks with U.S authorities to create two remediation funds aimed at offsetting some of the environmental (and possibly legal) damage resulting […]

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Unfixable Volkswagen Diesels Could Keep Living the California Dream http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/unfixable-volkswagen-diesels-keep-living-california-dream/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/unfixable-volkswagen-diesels-keep-living-california-dream/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1300649 There’s a chance that older Volkswagen TDI models branded as pollution monsters in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal could keep rolling along the avenues and alleyways of the Golden State. On March 8, California’s air regulator floated the idea that diesels that can’t fully be brought back into compliance with state laws might get a […]

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There’s a chance that older Volkswagen TDI models branded as pollution monsters in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal could keep rolling along the avenues and alleyways of the Golden State. On March 8, California’s air regulator floated the idea that diesels that can’t fully be brought back into compliance with state laws might get a […]

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CARB, EPA Reject Volkswagen’s Fix for 2-liter Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/carb-epa-reject-volkswagens-fix-for-2-liter-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/carb-epa-reject-volkswagens-fix-for-2-liter-diesels/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 01:29:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265625 The California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rejected Tuesday Volkswagen’s proposed fix for its illegally polluting 2-liter diesel engines and said the automaker’s plan lacked enough detail and information. “Volkswagen made a decision to cheat on emissions tests and then tried to cover it up,” said CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols. […]

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The California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rejected Tuesday Volkswagen’s proposed fix for its illegally polluting 2-liter diesel engines and said the automaker’s plan lacked enough detail and information. “Volkswagen made a decision to cheat on emissions tests and then tried to cover it up,” said CARB Chair Mary D. Nichols. […]

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Environmental Leaders Rebut Musk Letter to CARB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/environmental-leaders-rebut-musk-letter-carb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/environmental-leaders-rebut-musk-letter-carb/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 18:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253025 Fifteen leaders of environmental and health groups signed off on a letter sent to environmental regulators Dec. 18 asking officials to fully punish Volkswagen in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and others asking authorities to push for electric vehicles instead. The letter, which was signed by the policy director for the Coalition for Clean Air […]

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Fifteen leaders of environmental and health groups signed off on a letter sent to environmental regulators Dec. 18 asking officials to fully punish Volkswagen in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and others asking authorities to push for electric vehicles instead. The letter, which was signed by the policy director for the Coalition for Clean Air […]

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Elon Musk, Others to CARB: Just Make VW Build EVs Faster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/elon-musk-others-carb-just-make-vw-build-evs-faster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/elon-musk-others-carb-just-make-vw-build-evs-faster/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248201 Tesla chief Elon Musk and more than 40 other executives called on the California Air Resources Board to release Volkswagen from its mandate to fix thousands of polluting cars in that state and instead invest that money in electric vehicles. Musk, and other executives including Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said regulators […]

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Tesla chief Elon Musk and more than 40 other executives called on the California Air Resources Board to release Volkswagen from its mandate to fix thousands of polluting cars in that state and instead invest that money in electric vehicles. Musk, and other executives including Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, said regulators […]

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California Air Resources Board Delays Review of Volkswagen’s Diesel Fix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/california-air-resources-board-delays-review-of-volkswagens-diesel-fix/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/california-air-resources-board-delays-review-of-volkswagens-diesel-fix/#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2015 13:52:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1247234 The California Air Resources Board told Volkswagen on Friday that it would take three more weeks to review the automaker’s proposed fix for its 2-liter diesel engines after the automaker added “significant” information to its plan, according to a letter sent by regulators. The letter indicated that Volkswagen had submitted “additional significant information” to the […]

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The California Air Resources Board told Volkswagen on Friday that it would take three more weeks to review the automaker’s proposed fix for its 2-liter diesel engines after the automaker added “significant” information to its plan, according to a letter sent by regulators. The letter indicated that Volkswagen had submitted “additional significant information” to the […]

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Volkswagen Beats EPA Buzzer, Details Fix to US Officials http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-beats-epa-buzzer-details-fix-to-us-officials/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-beats-epa-buzzer-details-fix-to-us-officials/#comments Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:37:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224761 On Friday, Volkswagen of America detailed its plan to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting diesels in the United States to officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the government body announced in a statement late Friday. The automaker was required to detail the fix no later than Friday. The EPA, along with the California Air Resources Board, will […]

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On Friday, Volkswagen of America detailed its plan to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting diesels in the United States to officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the government body announced in a statement late Friday. The automaker was required to detail the fix no later than Friday. The EPA, along with the California Air Resources Board, will […]

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Fix Due Friday For Volkswagen’s Dirty Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/fix-due-friday-volkswagens-dirty-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/fix-due-friday-volkswagens-dirty-diesels/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223625 Volkswagen will have to submit Friday its plans to the California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency to fix hundreds of thousands of illegally polluting cars in the U.S., Reuters reported (via Automotive News). Although a fix is due today, testing that fix could take months before it would be installed in cars. The deadline […]

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Volkswagen will have to submit Friday its plans to the California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency to fix hundreds of thousands of illegally polluting cars in the U.S., Reuters reported (via Automotive News). Although a fix is due today, testing that fix could take months before it would be installed in cars. The deadline […]

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Volkswagen, Audi Meeting With US Officials To Talk Fix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-audi-meeting-us-officials-talk-fix/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-audi-meeting-us-officials-talk-fix/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220081 Officials from Volkswagen will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week to discuss how it plans to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting cars, according to Reuters. Officials from Audi will meet with regulators separately. According to the report, Friedrich Eichler, VW’s powertrain development chief, will meet with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air […]

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Officials from Volkswagen will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week to discuss how it plans to fix nearly 500,000 illegally polluting cars, according to Reuters. Officials from Audi will meet with regulators separately. According to the report, Friedrich Eichler, VW’s powertrain development chief, will meet with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air […]

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The California Air Resources Board, the Automakers, and You http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/california-air-resources-board-automakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/california-air-resources-board-automakers/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138418 Last week, Bloomberg Business profiled the one woman who may have more influence in the automaking universe for the next decade than any other person on the planet. California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols’ story about running the nation’s most stringent air quality standards board is compelling, fascinating and terrifying — if you’re an automaker. […]

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Last week, Bloomberg Business profiled the one woman who may have more influence in the automaking universe for the next decade than any other person on the planet. California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols’ story about running the nation’s most stringent air quality standards board is compelling, fascinating and terrifying — if you’re an automaker. […]

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Tesla Battery Swap Pilot Status Tied To California ZEV Credits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/tesla-battery-swap-pilot-status-tied-california-zev-credits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/tesla-battery-swap-pilot-status-tied-california-zev-credits/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1023929 Tesla’s battery swap pilot program in Harris Ranch, Calif. may never leave the pilot phase, thanks to how California handles ZEV credits. The Los Angeles Times reports Tesla earned $66 million in Q4 2014 from selling credits to automakers needing to offset their carbon footprints. Each credit was the result of the Model S’ classification […]

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Tesla’s battery swap pilot program in Harris Ranch, Calif. may never leave the pilot phase, thanks to how California handles ZEV credits. The Los Angeles Times reports Tesla earned $66 million in Q4 2014 from selling credits to automakers needing to offset their carbon footprints. Each credit was the result of the Model S’ classification […]

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Hyundai, Kia Fined $300M By State, Federal Agencies Over Erroneous Fuel Economy Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/hyundai-kia-fined-300m-state-federal-agencies-erroneous-fuel-economy-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/hyundai-kia-fined-300m-state-federal-agencies-erroneous-fuel-economy-numbers/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 11:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=940209 Being an asterisk regarding fuel economy numbers isn’t the only penance Hyundai and Kia must pay: The U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board dropped a collective $300 million penalty on the South Korean brands for mistating fuel economy numbers on their respective 2011-2013 lineups. Autoblog reports the […]

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Being an asterisk regarding fuel economy numbers isn’t the only penance Hyundai and Kia must pay: The U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board dropped a collective $300 million penalty on the South Korean brands for mistating fuel economy numbers on their respective 2011-2013 lineups. Autoblog reports the […]

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Coalition Of Eight Unveils Plan To Encourage ZEV Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/coalition-of-eight-unveils-plan-to-encourage-zev-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/coalition-of-eight-unveils-plan-to-encourage-zev-production/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=836097 A coalition of eight states have adopted a plan to encourage automakers to help meet the target of 3.3 million ZEVs taking to the road as required by the Clean Air Act by 2025. Automotive News reports the plan would include incentives and tax credits for those who buy ZEVs, as well as access to […]

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A coalition of eight states have adopted a plan to encourage automakers to help meet the target of 3.3 million ZEVs taking to the road as required by the Clean Air Act by 2025. Automotive News reports the plan would include incentives and tax credits for those who buy ZEVs, as well as access to […]

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CA, MD Extend EV/PHEV Credit Programs, Federal Credit Increase May Follow http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/ca-md-extend-evphev-credit-programs-federal-credit-increase-may-follow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/ca-md-extend-evphev-credit-programs-federal-credit-increase-may-follow/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=815506 EV and PHEV owners in California and Maryland will be able to enjoy credits for the foreseeable future for going green, while one representative in Congress wants to up federal tax credits to $10,000. Autoblog Green reports the success of the California Air Resources Board’s credit program has resulted in a funding expansion of $25 […]

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EV and PHEV owners in California and Maryland will be able to enjoy credits for the foreseeable future for going green, while one representative in Congress wants to up federal tax credits to $10,000. Autoblog Green reports the success of the California Air Resources Board’s credit program has resulted in a funding expansion of $25 […]

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Wash. Governor Inslee Signs Pro-Tesla Legislation, Hackers Find Ubuntu Inside http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/wash-governor-inslee-signs-pro-tesla-legislation-hackers-find-ubuntu-inside/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/wash-governor-inslee-signs-pro-tesla-legislation-hackers-find-ubuntu-inside/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:45:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=797458 Automotive News reports Washington state governor Jay Inslee signed legislation that would allow Tesla to continue with its direct-sales business model within the state while also clarifying current law that favors traditional franchise dealership networks by preventing other automakers from following in Tesla’s path. The EV automaker thanked the state government “for supporting a culture […]

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Automotive News reports Washington state governor Jay Inslee signed legislation that would allow Tesla to continue with its direct-sales business model within the state while also clarifying current law that favors traditional franchise dealership networks by preventing other automakers from following in Tesla’s path. The EV automaker thanked the state government “for supporting a culture […]

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CARB ZEV Credit Restructuring Leaves Tesla With Fewer Credits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/carb-zev-credit-restructuring-leaves-tesla-with-fewer-credits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/carb-zev-credit-restructuring-leaves-tesla-with-fewer-credits/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:01:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=788698 A change to the California Air Resources Board’s Zero-Emission Vehicle credit program will leave Tesla with four credits per car cold for the foreseeable future, down from seven credits for every Model S through 2013. Bloomberg reports the change will award zero-emission vehicles with long-driving ranges and refueling times no greater than 15 minutes — […]

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A change to the California Air Resources Board’s Zero-Emission Vehicle credit program will leave Tesla with four credits per car cold for the foreseeable future, down from seven credits for every Model S through 2013. Bloomberg reports the change will award zero-emission vehicles with long-driving ranges and refueling times no greater than 15 minutes — […]

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Tesla Leads Sellers of CARB ZEV Credits, Chrysler Biggest Buyer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/tesla-leads-sellers-of-carb-zev-credits-chrysler-biggest-buyer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/tesla-leads-sellers-of-carb-zev-credits-chrysler-biggest-buyer/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:19:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=626801 According to data released by the California Air Resources Board, CARB, Tesla Motors was the top seller of the zero-emission vehicle credits that regulatory board requires car makers to have if they want to sell cars in that state. Toyota was the top seller of hybrid-car credits. Tesla sold 1,311.52 ZEV credits from Oct. 1, 2012, […]

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According to data released by the California Air Resources Board, CARB, Tesla Motors was the top seller of the zero-emission vehicle credits that regulatory board requires car makers to have if they want to sell cars in that state. Toyota was the top seller of hybrid-car credits. Tesla sold 1,311.52 ZEV credits from Oct. 1, 2012, […]

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Review: 2013 Fiat 500e Electric (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/review-2013-fiat-500e-electric-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/review-2013-fiat-500e-electric-video/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:45:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491871 Despite being an incredibly small part of the US market share, you don’t have to look far in California’s urban areas to find a car with a plug. The reason for that is California’s controversial EV mandate. California wants 1.4 million EVs and plug-in hybrids on the road by 2025. Up till recently, California’s regulations […]

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Despite being an incredibly small part of the US market share, you don’t have to look far in California’s urban areas to find a car with a plug. The reason for that is California’s controversial EV mandate. California wants 1.4 million EVs and plug-in hybrids on the road by 2025. Up till recently, California’s regulations […]

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Pre-Production Review: 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/pre-production-review-2013-toyota-rav4-ev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/pre-production-review-2013-toyota-rav4-ev/#comments Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:04:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455124   With California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate looming it is only a matter of time till we see an EV from each of the major players in the California market. Nissan has the Leaf, BMW has the Active E, GM has the Volt and Honda electrified a Fit and Ford has electrified everything that isn’t […]

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  With California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate looming it is only a matter of time till we see an EV from each of the major players in the California market. Nissan has the Leaf, BMW has the Active E, GM has the Volt and Honda electrified a Fit and Ford has electrified everything that isn’t […]

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Pre-Production Review: 2013 Honda Fit EV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/pre-production-review-2013-honda-fit-ev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/pre-production-review-2013-honda-fit-ev/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:19:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450721 Despite accounting for an incredibly small percentage of new car sales in America, the EV is all the rage in California. Rather than starting from scratch and designing an all-new car from the ground up (like Nissan), Honda chose the more economical route and electrified the second-generation Honda Fit. On the surface, the recipe sounds like […]

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Despite accounting for an incredibly small percentage of new car sales in America, the EV is all the rage in California. Rather than starting from scratch and designing an all-new car from the ground up (like Nissan), Honda chose the more economical route and electrified the second-generation Honda Fit. On the surface, the recipe sounds like […]

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