ZEV BACKGROUND

Career ZEV BACKGROUND

California’s ZEV Program:

A Strong Vehicle for a Clean California

In 1990, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program. (12k pdf file)
California’s ZEV Program:
Delivering Clean Air through Clean Cars

Pollutants from cars and trucks are fouling California’s air and contributing to the risk of global warming. (96k pdf file)
California ZEV Program: Significant Milestones (100k pdf file)

Incentives for Cleaner Cars

For decades, incentives have been used to introduce new products and technologies to the market. They help build early markets by familiarizing consumers with new technologies and their benefits, and reducing costs. (16k pdf file)
Clean, Advanced Vehicles Today

Have you seen a sleek EV1 slide by you on the freeway, or a Honda EV PLUS waiting silently at the stoplight next to you? (96k pdf file)
The Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Market: Fact and Fiction

Carmakers said, “Nobody wants them. We can’t sell them,” leaving People and policymakers to assume that electric vehicles (EVs) were a failure. But in truth, EVs have been difficult to find. (108k pdf file)
Hybrid Benefits Vary by Vehicle Design

Today’s hybrid drivetrains combine two power sources, gasoline and electricity to drive the vehicle. The two hybrid models available today offer excellent fuel economy and reduced emissions; their advanced technologies are a credit to the effectiveness of the California ZEV Program. (76k pdf file).
Fuel Efficiency – A Piece of the ZEV Puzzle

Zero-Emission Vehicles are the “gold standard” on emissions and the long-term automotive transportation goal. Hybrid vehicles serve as technology stepping-stones and are a good alternative due to their low emissions and high fuel economy. (88k pdf file).
Public Health and Cars

Despite remarkable progress in cleaning up the air over the past 30 years, more than half of the people living in America – and a full 95 percent of Californians – live in areas that fail to meet health-based standards for a variety of air pollutants. (28k pdf file)
Clean Cars and Global Warming

Every gallon of gasoline that is manufactured, distributed, and then burned in a motor vehicle releases 25 pounds of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming gas, into the atmosphere. (100k pdf file)
Why the California Zero Emission Vehicle Program is Important to Environmental Justice Communities

Many of California’s low-income and minority residents are exposed to greater levels of air pollution where they live and work. Clogged freeways crisscross many such communities, which often house heavy industries, trucking distribution centers and oil refineries. (76k pdf file).
Upstream Emissions:
More than the Exhaust from Your Tailpipe

The public health and environmental risks from automobiles cannot be measured by looking at the tailpipe alone. (20k pdf file)
Setting the Record Straight on Electric Vehicles:
Separating Myth from Reality

Myth: The advent of hybrid-electric vehicles and the promise of fuel cell vehicles have made electric vehicles (EVs) obsolete. (20k pdf file)
The Sky Is Falling
(A Modern-Day Fairy Tale)

No one likes to be told what to do. Throughout modern history, the auto industry has fought mightily against nearly every regulation proposed to make cars safer or less harmful to the environment. (16k pdf file)
People are Talking

No matter who you talk to, people have strong opinions about EVs and the California ZEV Program. Here is a collection of quotations that speak for themselves. (16k pdf file)