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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:26 am

mkjayakumar wrote:Is Fit available in Texas, or is this a CARB thing for CA only ?

I don't expect Honda to sell more than the ~1,100 Fit EVs needed to meet CARB requirements. And not outside of CARB compliant states. There is no economic incentive at current price/demand. If I were you, I would be watching Spark EV as most likely conversion to sell beyond CARB territory. I don't think you will see a Honda BEV in general distribution until battery capacity/density goes up >50%, price drops in half, and QC fight is settled.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:02 pm

mkjayakumar wrote:Is Fit available in Texas, or is this a CARB thing for CA only ?


It's CARB but not CA only, it's available in some of the CARB states as well. It's not available in TX.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:58 pm

jhm614 wrote:
mkjayakumar wrote:Is Fit available in Texas, or is this a CARB thing for CA only ?


It's CARB but not CA only, it's available in some of the CARB states as well. It's not available in TX.


Currently CARB states are California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, NewYork, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

Credits between states can be exchanged at 50% value, if I understand the scheme correctly.

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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:27 pm

^ Pedantic hat on: ARB states. The "C" in CARB means CA. ;)
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:17 pm

mwalsh wrote:^ Pedantic hat on: ARB states. The "C" in CARB means CA. ;)


"CARB states" in this context means states whose pollution control mandates follow that of California, and not that of the less-demanding Federal standard. Obviously California follows it, since it invented it. So Tony's usage of the acronym is correct.

Per its Wikipedia entry, CARB is an anomaly in the regulatory world, since the Federal Clean Air Act apparently prohibits states from coming up with their own standards. CARB was exempted because it was created before the Clean Air Act came up with its own vehicle pollution standards.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:05 pm

^ Yes, I see the context now you've pointed it out to me.
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:13 pm

mwalsh wrote:^ Yes, I see the context now you've pointed it out to me.


Dang. I was going to suggest that we go with SOTCTHATCZG*.

*States other than California that have adopted the CARB ZEV Guidelines
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:22 pm

Where do I buy a pendantic hat?

mwalsh wrote:^ Pedantic hat on: ARB states. The "C" in CARB means CA. ;)

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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:30 pm

srl99 wrote:Where do I buy a pendantic hat?

mwalsh wrote:^ Pedantic hat on: ARB states. The "C" in CARB means CA. ;)


Only from a store located within a CARB state ;)
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Re: Offcial Honda Fit EV Thread (lease only)

Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:54 am

When Texas becomes a CARB state, hell will freeze over? rather the polar icecaps would have melted and Dallas will be a thriving gulf coast city.
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