Advanced Clean Cars introduction

Welcome to California's Advanced Clean Cars program

California has a long and successful history of adopting technology-advancing vehicle emission standards to protect public health. The pioneering measures have accelerated the introduction of cleaner cars for a healthier California. The Air Resources Board recently proposed a new emissions-control program for model years 2017 through 2025. The program would combine the control of smog, soot and global warming gases and requirements for greater numbers of zero-emission vehicles into a single package of standards called Advanced Clean Cars.

    By 2025, when the rules would be fully implemented:

  • New automobiles would emit 34 percent fewer global warming gases and 75 percent fewer smog-forming emissions.
  • Environmentally superior cars would be available across the range of models, from compacts, to SUVs, pickups and minivans.
  • Consumer savings on fuel costs would average $6,000 over the life of the car - more than offsetting the average $1,900 increase in vehicle price for the ultra-clean, high-efficiency technology.

ARB's governing board is scheduled to consider the Advanced Clean Cars program for adoption at its Jan. 26 public meeting in Los Angeles, which will be webcast. Beginning Dec. 12, you can submit comments or sign up to speak at the Board hearing online.

Proposed Advanced Clean Cars Standard