Release 03-08      

March 5, 2003


Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990

Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730
Media Advisory

ARB Releases Revisions to Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Rule

-- Today the Air Resources Board (ARB) released the revisions to its Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Program staff report. The report is available here.

The revisions are an amendment to the ARB's January 10, 2003, ZEV staff proposal. On March 27, 2003, the ARB will conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of the 2003 amendments. For general information and history on California's ZEV Program, please visit our website.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

The energy challenge facing California is real. Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy cost, see our website at