March 27, 2009

California Hates Black

California is just proving again that they hate automobiles and want it's citizens to ride bikes.

In a move that will likely get California's consumers in a huff, impending legislation may soon restrict the paint color options for Golden State residents looking for their next new vehicle. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: Black.

Yes, you read that right.

California wants to outlaw darked hued cars, especially black cars.

And why is that?

Apparently, the California Air Resources Board figures that the climate control systems of dark colored cars need to work harder than their lighter siblings especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours.

To "save" the environment.

The problem is paint manufacturers are having problems when adding the reflective chemicals to dark hued paint.

Apparently, when the proper pigments and chemicals are added to black paint, the resulting color is currently being referred to as "mud-puddle brown."

According to California's research it will only cost $39-$128 dollars more for vehicle. Bwahahahaha, only in California's dreamland.

And of course how much in greenhouse gases will descriminating against black cars save?

Around 0.3 MMT reduction by 2040
Posted by Quality Weenie at March 27, 2009 12:41 PM | TrackBack

That is the most asinine thing I've heard yet... and we've had some stupid crap shoved down our throats.


Posted by: Pam at March 27, 2009 03:57 PM


Posted by: Bou at March 29, 2009 10:10 PM