CARB's New Sticker Requirement for Cars Sold in CASunday, June 29th 2008 @ 10:49 AM
Under a California Air Resources Board regulation, New cars will now have a window sticker with emission ratings. The labels, displaying each model's smog and greenhouse gas pollutants, will be required in California beginning Jan. 1.
I have a little problem with this as outlined below. This is my letter to CARB.
Congratulations on this new regulation. I think it is certainly a step in the right direction. After reading the story in the LA Times, I had a question regarding this quote:
"The cleanest vehicles will get a 10, the dirtiest a 1.The Honda Civic hybrid, for example, will get a 9 for smog and a 10 for greenhouse gases".
It seems like this scale will not take into consideration ZEVs like EVs or hydrogen powered vehicles. This will certainly lead to misleading the public in believing that by driving a regular hybrid, they are doing their best to reduce greenhouse gases, which as we know is far from true.
I am not sure if this quote was an unofficial comment just given off the cuff as an example, or if CARB's new ratings are ignoring the future of pure EVs. Please be so kind as to respond so we can update our listeners on this.
Bo Bennett, Host
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