Tag Archives: California

EIA says California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

Electric vehicles per 1,000 vehicles

Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% in 2013 and 0.4% in 2012.

Mercedes-Benz extends autonomous vehicle testing in California to Concord Naval Weapons Station

As one of the first automobile manufacturers permitted to do so, Mercedes-Benz has been testing autonomously driven automobiles on public roads in California since September.

California now offers permits for Self-driving cars

California now offers permits for Self-driving cars (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

By JUSTIN PRITCHARD

Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years — but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn’t sure just how many were rolling around.

California ARB fines H&S Performance $1M for selling illegal aftermarket diesel performance parts in California

California ARB fines H&S Performance $1M for selling illegal aftermarket diesel performance parts in California

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced that H&S Performance LLC has agreed to a stipulated settlement totaling $1 million to resolve violations of the California Health and Safety Code related to the sale of illegal aftermarket performance parts in California.

California greenhouse gas emissions up 2% in 2012

California greenhouse gas emissions up 2% in 2012

According to the most recent greenhouse gas emissions inventory from the California Air Resources Board (ARB), the state’s total greenhouse gas emissions rose 1.7% in 2012 from 2011 to 459 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e).