Joshua M. Cunningham, Air Resources Engineer, Mobile Source Control Division, California Air Resources Board
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is revising and strengthening the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation with the following goals:
• Expand the ZEV Regulation to focus on long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets in addition to criteria pollutants while harmonizing the program with ARB’s other vehicle regulations, and
• Strengthen the ZEV Regulation for model years 2015 and subsequent, focusing on pure ZEV technology
To develop the framework for redesigning the ZEV Regulation, in 2009 ARB undertook a review of the status of current ZEV technologies, and analyzed numerous pathways to illustrate how the passenger vehicle sector can contribute to meeting California’s long-term 2050 GHG emission reduction goal. In 2010, ARB is analyzing the near-term advanced vehicle market prospects and focusing on specific regulatory changes. Mr. Cunningham will provide an overview of these activities and changes.