California is working to reduce your choice in car colors in the name of green.
Carbon Control News reported today that California regulators have proposed that car makers use so-called “cool” paints to reduce the interior temperature of cars, thereby reducing air conditioning use and, consequently, improving gas mileage.
Automakers say such a regulation would:
- Eliminate a significant number of vehicle colors (e.g., black paint and dark metallic colors would essentially be banned, representing 40 percent of sales for some manufacturers);
- Raise costs for manufacturers and consumers — about $1.2 billion annually; and
- Increase CO2 emissions because of forced changes in the painting process and increased vehicular weight.
You may only be able to buy white/light-colored cars, but what about Al Gore (check out this video) and the other green elites?