California announces new automotive emissions rules

Blog Post created by andrewklock Employee on Jan 30, 2012

Acc_cost_savingsFollowing President Obama’s State of the Union address, which highlighted several pledges to continue with plans for cleaner energy in the U.S., the California Air Resources Board has announced the Advanced Clean Cars program. The program is designed to “drastically reduce smog-causing pollutants”, and is expected to lead to increased sales of environmentally friendly vehicles.

In addition to increasing sales of hybrid and electric vehicles and building adequate fueling infrastructure for those vehicles, Composites World reports that the program will have other benefits inc, including cuts in vehicle operating costs, vehicle fueling costs, reduced smog-forming emissions, and a cut in greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information about the program, check out the full news release.