ZEV Readiness Part I: San Diego Action Plan for Electric Vehicles

Because 1.5 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) need to be on California roads by 2025– in keeping with Governor Brown’s 2012 executive order– and ZEVs will need to account for 15% of new cars sold, city and county agencies are starting to incorporate electric vehicle readiness programs in their long-term planning. The 2015 San Diego[…]

Air Quality Part II: Crunching the Numbers for San Diego County

The last segment looked at air quality in the U.S. and how zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) might contribute to reducing pollution and health risks. San Diego County is an early adopter of electric vehicles (EVs) and home to the country’s first large scale all-electric car sharing program. It has substantial electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The[…]

Diesel Vehicle and Equipment Courses

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) offers FREE diesel vehicle and equipment courses in August: #511.2: Diesel Particulate Filter Operation and Maintenance This course briefly discusses the production of diesel emissions and their health effects; diesel emission control technology; diesel particulate filter (DPF) construction and application; and the maintenance necessary for successful DPF operation. August[…]

Air Quality Part I: Beyond Greenhouse Gases: The Other Benefits of Electric Vehicle Adoption

Electric  vehicles and other alternative fuels get lots of hype for their ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which run on gasoline and electricity, and zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) which run only on electricity and have no tailpipe emissions, have grown rapidly over the past five years. Considering[…]

CARB Approves $373 Million in Clean Vehicle Grants

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved $373 million in grants to support alternative fuel vehicles.  The Funding Plan for fiscal year 2015-2016 represents a $150 million increase over the previous fiscal year’s budget.  Some of the key highlights from the funding plan include: $200 million for light-duty vehicle projects, including $163 million for[…]