Amendments to the Low-Emission Vehicle Program - LEV III
This page last reviewed June 2, 2014
Posted: June 2, 2014
The staff presentation for the California Air Resources Board’s May 30, 2014 public workshop to discuss proposed modifications to California's LEV III criteria pollutant regulations and hybrid electric vehicle test procedures is now available.
Posted: May 9, 2014
staff of California Air Resources Board (ARB or "Board") is developing
a proposal for the Board's consideration later this year to amend
California's LEV III criteria pollutant regulations and hybrid electric
vehicle test procedures. ARB will host a public workshop to
discuss these proposed modifications on May 30, 2014.
Posted: October 5, 2012
Under contract to the Air Resources Board, Lotus Engineering, Inc., has completed a study on vehicle lightweighting, “Evaluating the Structure and Crashworthiness of a 2020 Model-Year, Mass-Reduced Crossover Vehicle Using FEA Modeling.” Building on a March 2010, Lotus study, “An Assessment of Mass Reduction Opportunities for a 2017-2020 Model Year Vehicle Program” (http://theicct.org/lotus-lightweighting-study), this study demonstrated the crashworthiness of low mass body-in-white using computer aided analysis and simulation. The study also provides a discussion on the applicability of a low-mass body structure engineering and manufacturing to other vehicle classes as well as a bill of material with a full cost analysis for the engineering and manufacturing of a body structure. The study is the most comprehensive study of its kind to date and stands as an important body of work on vehicle lightweighting. Included with the report are a USEPA contracted peer review and Lotus’ responses to the peer review.
POSTED: August 30, 2012
To further California's commitments in support of a National Program to regulate passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, tomorrow, (Friday, August 31, 2012) ARB will submit to California's Office of Administrative Law a regulatory proposal that would allow automobile manufacturer compliance with the EPA National Program greenhouse gas requirements for model years 2017-2025 to serve as compliance with California's adopted greenhouse gas emissions requirements for those same model years. The Office should approve ARB's proposal for publication on Friday, September 14, 2012, which will start a comment period through the Board's planned November 15, 2012 hearing on the proposal. Documents regarding that proposal will appear below and are further described at http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2012/leviiidtc12/leviiidtc12.htm
The staff of California Air Resources Board (ARB or "Board") is developing a proposal for Board's consideration later this year to amend California's Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) regulations. The proposed amendments, to be known as LEV III, ask for more stringent tailpipe and greenhouse gas emission standards for new passenger vehicles. Combining the control of smog-causing pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions into a single coordinated package of standards is a new approach to ARB's motor vehicle standards. The new approach also includes efforts to support and accelerate the numbers of plug-in hybrids and zero-emission vehicles in California. Find out more on the Advanced Clean Cars web portal or download the Advanced Clean Cars Program Factsheet [English] [Spanish].
|Informal Regulatory Development Documents for LEV III Amendments|
July 12, 19 and 26, 2011- The ARB held three evening community meetings in Fresno, Pacoima and Oakland, CA to get input on the Advanced Clean Car Regulations.
November 16, 2010 - ARB hosted a public workshop to discuss Advanced Clean Cars program and amendments to California's Low Emission Vehicle and Zero Emission Vehicle regulations to passenger cars - LEV III:
|Where Can I Get More Information?|
|If you would like more information, please call Paul Hughes at (626) 575-6977.|