Tesla Announces Model S All-Electric Sedan With 225-Mile Range, $60K…

UPDATE In addition to announcing the Model S, Telsa boss Elon Musk has stated they hope to develop their technology to the point where future cars may be priced at $30,000 and below, but that won't be the case when the first models roll out in four years. So, no car, no price, no launch date. Nothing to see here,… » 6/30/08 2:38pm 6/30/08 2:38pm

CARB May Lower Electric Car Mandate, Ed Begley, Jr. May Stab A Guy

Those brave souls at the California Air Resource Board, responsible for dreaming up the policy direction and regulations for California's auto sales, are backing down on their original goal of seeing 75,000 zero-emission vehicles produced between 2012 and 2017. Instead, the board is interested in moving towards as few… » 3/24/08 2:45pm 3/24/08 2:45pm

California Denied Bid For Stricter Emissions, Schwarzenegger Will Be…

What do you get for the auto industry that just sucked up a new fuel economy bill? A book? Maybe some nice chocolates? If you're President Bush why not deny California's bid to impose stricter auto emissions, thereby discouraging other states from doing the same? As we mentioned in our guide to emissions laws, states… » 12/20/07 9:45am 12/20/07 9:45am

Rules of the Road: Understanding Emissions Laws

It's probably safe to assume by looking at the writing staff and reading the comments from this site that more than a few Jalopniks are driving some slightly used vehicles of various vintages in various forms of disrepair. It's in this spirit that we take a deeper look at how emissions laws work, why the exist and… » 11/30/07 2:45pm 11/30/07 2:45pm

CARB Party! Throw the SUVs to the Wolves!

One of the problems with the California Air Resources Board is that they seem to be a bunch of liberals stuck in Sacramento. This makes them angry. And frankly, despite the fact that the city's metro area seems to nearly span the Central Valley, in some ways, the region is more desolate than ever. And while it's been… » 11/28/06 6:30pm 11/28/06 6:30pm

New Proposed Cali Smog Laws Possibly Problematic

CARB can't seem to leave well-enough alone. Yes, California has air-quality issues due to cars, industry and its particular geography. We certainly don't dispute that. But proposed legislation that includes random roadside checks and the imposition of smog standards on cars that were previously exempt seems… » 10/19/06 4:30pm 10/19/06 4:30pm