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Air Resources Board: News/Statistical Analysis
Mar 26, 2008 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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LATEST ON AIR RESOURCES BOARD
Hearing Thurs/Rally Weds. Here are a range of reports, resources and CalCars' statistical analysis of testimony to the Board.

  • SEE OUR BACKGROUND POST at http://www.calcars.org/­calcars-news/­931.html and follow links for latest information
  • READ A GOOD UPDATE from John O'Dell, Edmunds' Green Car Advisor: http://blogs.edmunds.com/­.eea5200
  • PLUG IN AMERICA: Here's part of a report: PIA THANKS YOU for the mountain of messages you have sent to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Gov. Schwarzenegger, urging both to save the electric car. The Governor's office has been deluged with faxes from every state in the nation and 20 countries abroad. One missive came from a city in Austria just an hour's drive from Schwarzenegger's home town. We can only hope that one day sooner than later, he'll make that kind of drive in his Tesla.
  • A GENERALLY DOWNBEAT SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE STORY (in which we are quoted, and which has accumulated many comments online), includes hints from ARB Chair Mary Nichols that the board may be open to new approaches: Air board may trim electric car mandate Regulators could focus more on hybrid vehicles By Michael Gardner UNION-TRIBUNE U-T SACRAMENTO BUREAU
    March 24, 2008 http://www.signonsandiego.com/­news/­state/­20080324-9999-1n24carrules.html Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols said any new approach must reflect the limits of technology but at the same time steer automakers toward adding electric and fuel-cell-powered cars to their fleets. The staff proposal could be in for a rewrite. "It does not indicate that's as far as the board is going to go. We may see some changes," Nichols said.
  • PERSPECTIVES OF UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, AUTOMAKERS Clean-Car Tech May Suffer If Calif Relaxes Emissions Mandate Dow Jones Newswire March 25, 2008 http://money.cnn.com/­news/­newsfeeds/­articles/­djf500/­200803251542
    DOWJONESDJONLINE000537_FORTUNE5.htm
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Environmentalists and some auto makers say a California proposal to relax its mandate for sales of zero-emission vehicles threatens the commercial success of cars powered by electricity or hydrogen fuel cells.... While much cleaner than conventional gasoline engines, plug-in hybrids still emit some pollutants and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. But Spencer Quong, senior vehicles analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists, said California's ZEV program should stick closer to its mission of fostering true no-emission technologies. "California should open the door wide for plug-in hybrids," Quong said. "But if the ZEV program is going to get the job done, it still needs to pave the way for millions of battery electric and fuel cell vehicles on the road."... "This is our constant struggle, nudging the auto makers into investing in new technologies, but we want to be realistic in knowing what to expect on California roadways," said Leo Kay, a CARB spokesman. But the proposal to ease the mandate has even rattled some automakers who have bet on fuel cell or electric technologies as the next wave.
  • STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: CalCars' Webmaster Michael Bender undertook an analysis of the testimony submitted to date to the Air Resources Board. Here's his technical breakdown of 1350 entries:

2067 KEYWORDS USED
672: plug-in or plugin or plug in
468: dirtiest or replace the dirtiest
417: emissions
415: 2012-2014 or 2012-14
409: proposal or amendment or mandate
391: 25000 or 25,000
252: 1998 or 2001 or 2003
205: mary nichols or nichols
191: greenhouse or green house
170: 2500 or 2,500
148: tesla
131: global warming
109: fuel cell or fuelcell or fcv
83: nev
78: governor
73: phev
42: plug-in america or plugin america or plug in america
7: calcars
7: msev


DATE OF SUBMISSION
Mar 25: 66
Mar 24: 136
Mar 23: 47
Mar 22: 35
Mar 21: 116
Mar 20: 69
Mar 19: 84
Mar 18: 179
Mar 17: 152
Mar 16: 133
Mar 15: 172
Mar 14: 28
Mar 13: 21
Mar 12: 33
Mar 11: 10
Mar 10: 19
Mar 09: 3
Mar 08: 5
Mar 07: 4
Mar 06: 15
Mar 05: 3
Mar 04: 1
Mar 02: 1
Feb 25: 1
Feb 22: 1
Feb 20: 2
Feb 19: 2
Feb 16: 1

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AFM / SAG / AFTRA • All Power Investments • Alt Transpertation Club Vice Chair • Alternative Transportation Club, EAA • american • American / Human Being • American Citizen • American Society of Safety Engineers • American Solar Energy Society • American Songwriters Management • Ample World • Andy's Tee Shirts • APOLLO ENERGY SYSTEM, INC. • ASTHMAS & ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA • Attorney at Law • Boating Buddy • CA Citizen • CA Smog Tech & Cruise Car Rep • Cabrillo College Student Senate • Cabrillo College, UCSC • Cal/EPA - DTSC • Calcars • CalCars • California resident • California Resident • California resident and taxpayer • California RN • California State University, Fullerton • California taxpayer • California Taxpayer • California Taxpayer and Driver • California taxpayer, voter and driver • California voter • CALSEIA • Central Coast Interfaith Voices • Citizen of Riverside, CA • Citizen/Consumer • Citizens for Healthy Community • CLEAN AIR • clean air and good health for all • Clean Air Now • Clean Air Now • Clean Electric, Inc. • Cleantech Circle LLC • Concerned + Informed Citizen • CONCERNED AMERICAN • Concerned Citizen • concerned scientist • Concerned US Citizen • consultant Consumer Consumer's Union • Daimler AG • Daimler AG • Department of Navy • DUB Magazine • EAA • EAA member • EAA member • EAA NE regeon • EAA, EVAOSC • Earthling... • ElectraDrive • Electric Auto Assn. • Electric Auto Associaation • Electric Auto Associatio, North Bay chap • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Auto Association • Electric Automobile Assoc. • Electric Car Advocate • Electric Vehicle Assoc. of So. Calif. • Electric Vehicle Association of So. Cal. • Electric Vehicle Association of So. Cal. • electric vehicle society of canada • Electrochimica Laboratories LLC • Energy Development Center EDC • Engineering Specialist Senior (software) • EV Association of So. Calif. • EV Clubs and OREG.ca • EV Group out of Richmond • EV owner • EV user • EVA • EVA • EVAofDC • EVAOSC, inc. • EVAOSD • EVnut.com • FICA • First Source Solar Systems • First Unitarian Church • FLEAA • For The Future (www.forthefuture.org) • Former Resident of California • Fox Valley Electric Auto Association • Freedom Formula Foundation • Global Exchange • Global Exchange • Google.org • Green Earth Foundation, President • Green Earth Foundation, President • Green Gears, inc • Green MotorSport • Green Patriot • GreenWheels Sustainable Transportation • Honda • HPVA, IHPVA • Humanity • IATSE • independent • individual • Individual California Working Commuter • Inovateus Development • john crotty associates • Just a concerned consumer • KonoctiEAA.org • LA/OC Alternative Energy Meetup • Long Beach Greens • Long Beach Greens • Long-time member • Media • Medium Speed Electric Vehicle Group • Member of Plug In America • Member of the public • member Sierra Club • member, reno electric car club • Mendocino County Energy Task Force • MILES Electric Vehicles • Miles Electric Vehicles • Mill Valley Seniors for Peace • Minnesota Ev Auto Association • Moorpark College • MoveOn / PFAW / NRDC / VoteToImpeach.org • myself • NEV Owner • NJ eco- activist • no • no • NorCal ZENN Owners Group • North Thurston Public Schools • OC Interfaith Coalition for Environment • Office Manager • OKA AUTO USA • Oregon Electric Vehicle Association • owner or electrorides, inc • Panhandle EVA • Parent • Pasadena Global Warming Action Group • personal • PIA, EAA, EnVironmental Motors, etc. • Planning and Conservation League • Plug In America • Plug In America • Plug In America • Plug In America • Plug In America • Plug In America • Plug in America • Plug In America, EAA • Plugin America • Plug-In America • Plug-In America • pluginamerica.com • Plug-In America Member • Plug-In Hybrid Coalition • pluginolympia.com • President, Uptime Electronics, Inc. • Presidio School of Management • Presidio School of Management • Presidnet of Symbionics Inc. • Prius.Meetup.com • Private Citizen • Private Citizen • private homeowner in Illinois • Prof. of Biology, Bakersfield College • Professional Engineer • Republican • resident consumer • Resort Vehicles, Inc., Manufacturer • Retired • retired LA school teacher • retired Mechanical Engineer • Sacramento for Democracy • san francisco electric vehicle assn • Santa Cruz County Parks and Recreation • Schenectady City School District • Self • SEVA • SEVA (Seattle EVA) • Sierra Club • Sierra Club • Sierra Club • Sierra Club • Sierra Club • Sierra Club • Sierra Club ! • Sierra Club, S. Nevada Group • Sierra Green Building Association • Solar electric industry • Solar industry • Solar Panel Owner • Solar Panel Owner • STAR Education • Student • Sun Light & Power Company • Sustainable Transport Club • Switzerland • Taxpayer • Tesla Motors Inc. • Tesla Motors, Inc. • TexomaEV • Tucson Electric Vehicle Association2 • Tucson Electric Vehicle Association2 • UC Irvine UC Santa Barbara • UK based Consultant, ZEVs • University of California • University of California • University of Nevada, Reno • University of Pennsylvania • US Citizen • US Citizen • US Military • Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association • voter • voter, tax payer • ZEV Large Volume Manufacturers


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