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California Air Resources Board Paving The Way For Fully Electric Vehicles

California Air Resources Board Paving The Way For Fully Electric Vehicles

California air pollution has kept law makers and particularly Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resource Board, very busy. As we all know, air pollution has been a growing problem, but it seems they have finally found a solution to move in the right direction. Something that many believe will greatly reduce air pollution. The Advanced Clean Cars Proposal will guarantee 15% of all vehicles sold will be fully electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, or hydrogen fuel vehicles by 2025.

This law goes hand in hand with a federal proposal to increase the fuel efficiency of cars to 54.4 miles per gallon. The proposal from the California Air Resources Board will include cars, SUV’s and pickups. It also includes a plan to make sure there are plenty places to fill up all those new hydrogen fuel vehicles. I think this is a great idea. Even though many people have been pushing for a plan like this for over a decade now, I am just glad law makers are coming around. In fact several other states are likely to hop on the bandwagon. I can only hope they will all follow suit.

It is estimated that by doing this the average cost of a vehicle will go up by about $2,000-$3,000, but consumers will be saving around 25% on fuel. Consumers can look forward to saving $5,000 or more over the life of their vehicle. The Advanced Clean Cars Proposal will affect vehicles made from 2017 and later. The ARB expects to see a large decrease in air pollution between 2017 and 2025.

I think this is a big step forward for us nature lovers, and those who simply wish to preserve our earth for future generations. To quickly recap what this proposal is offering you get more miles per gallon on your car, save more money on gas, and we could possibly reduce air pollution by almost 20% by the year 2025. How can anyone argue against that? These laws will also put us, as a country in the forefront of helping create greener laws and a greener planet.

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  1. JPWhite

    February 5, 2012 at 4:27 am

    As much as I like to see states encouraging car makers to improve their vehicle lineup, the disappointing piece of this California initiative is the requirement to deploy Hydrogen at gas stations. This measure will cost the oil companies 1-2 Million dollars per gas station so equipped. I wish they had mandated quick charge electric stations instead.

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