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  • p71
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    Thanks for clarifying the fact that both State and Federal hoops must be jumped through. Of course the final word will be CARB's and when it comes to them ....oh well

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  • mathewbeall
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    This just extends the date for existing stickers though right? It doesn't open any more, for example, when I get my Leaf end of this year/early next year, I won't be able to apply for a sticker will I?

    Matt

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  • lcovelli
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    The Prius and other hybrids meet the SULEV standard but they do not meet the ILEV emissions standards and are excluded from AB1500.
    GOTO
    http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/carpool/faq.htm
    You will find that the ILEV standard from the EPA eliminates any vehicle that uses gasoline.. This includes
    PRIUS- As it has a gasoline engine
    PRIUS PLUGIN- Yep gasoline engine
    VOLT- Whoa... Gasoline.
    Tesla- No Gasoline- PGE is very happy on this one.. Qualifies
    Leaf- No Gas- PGE is running those windmills at full... Qualifies
    Beloved NGV's- No Gas...Methane..Qualifies

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  • p71
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    The bill allows SULEV and ILEV cars which includes the Prius. Although the CARB website says the no hybrids will be allowed. Anybody care to explain the apparent conflict ? As to the issue of stickers ? Where did you read that new ones were going to be issued ?

    CARB boilerplate:

    Yellow Clean Air Vehicle Stickers were provided to 85,000 qualifying hybrids. These stickers will expire on December 31, 2010. However, there is pending legislation that would extend the use of these stickers until July 1, 2011.

    White Clean Air Vehicle Stickers are available to qualifying Federal Inherently Low Emission Vehicles (ILEVs). Cars that meet these requirements are typically certified pure zero emission vehicles and compressed natural gas vehicles. These stickers will expire on December 31, 2010. However, there is pending legislation that would extend the use of these stickers until January 1, 2015.

    Pertinent AB1500 text:

    (1) A vehicle that meets California's super ultra-low emission
    vehicle (SULEV) standard for exhaust emissions and the federal
    inherently low-emission vehicle (ILEV) evaporative emission standard,
    as defined in Part 88 (commencing with Section 88.101-94) of Title
    40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
    (2) A vehicle that was produced during the 2004 model-year or
    earlier and meets California's ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV)
    standard for exhaust emissions and the federal ILEV standard.

    This site will be updated once any pending legislation is signed.
    Last edited by p71; 07-08-2010, 09:30 AM.

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  • lcovelli
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    Green Stickers? Where did you read this information. Please post a link.
    Thanks!

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  • ajgiorgi
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    I was reading that we may be getting green stickers, instead of our white ones. I hope they mail out replacements and we don't have to fill out another form and wait for the DMV. Only 40,000 available. I think it was for electrics, NGV's, and plug in hybrids? Not sure about the plug in Hybrids, but NGV's and electrics for sure.

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  • skierrob
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    AB 1500 signed by governor!!!

    Just got an email that Governor Schwarzenegger has signed AB 1500, which extends carpool access for white sticker vehicles until 2015.

    Press release from Assemblymember Lieu's office follows:

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed Assembly Bill 1500, by Assemblymember Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance), to continue California’s commitment to encouraging the use of low-emission, alternative fuel vehicles by extending access to HOV lanes until January 2015.

    “Over the past few years the state has taken the lead to reduce reliance on petroleum and transition to more alternative fuels and cleaner vehicles,” said Assemblymember Lieu. “Continuing the HOV lane incentive for buyers of alternative fuel vehicles is consistent with our past and current efforts and should be continued.”

    Access to HOV lanes has been an important non-monetary incentive for fleet owners to buy alternative fuel vehicles. Because fleet owners need adequate lead time to make vehicle replacement decisions, it is important that they be assured the single occupancy HOV lane access will be continued beyond the current sunset date of 2011.

    “I am very pleased that the Governor recognizes the importance of this legislation which will improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gasses by encouraging the use of electric and natural gas vehicles,” said Assemblymember Lieu.

    “I applaud the Governor for approving this critical environmental bill that will promote green vehicles that operate on natural gas and other clean fuels,” said Tim Carmichael, President of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, sponsor of the bill. “AB 1500 provides a real incentive for Californians to drive cars that enhance the state’s clean air, energy security, and global warming goals, while also fostering job creation and green tech growth here in California.”

    AB 1500 is strongly supported by Clean Energy, CalStart, Energy Independence Now and Honda. It takes effect January 1, 2011.

    Assemblymember Ted W. Lieu represents the 53rd Assembly District, which includes El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Marina Del Rey, and portions of the City of Los Angeles.
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