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CA banning black cars to help the environment???

GOOD BYE black cars! California is banning black cars and soon going to only allow vehicles to be painted with a specially engineered paint to reflect thermal heat back to the atmosphere. No more cranking AC to cool your cars. Also, windshields and windows must reflect like 45% and sunroof something like 65%.

What are your thoughts? Do you REALLY think it'll make that much of a difference or do you think it is just a trendy frenzy? My car is beige and it still gets HOTTTTT! Why wouldn't they limit the SIZE of vehicles while they are at it??? Less paint, less AC, less to reflect!!??!!

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thundernlight

Asked by thundernlight at 4:55 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • oh my God!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:56 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • CRAZY CALIFORNIA. If only they put this much thought into budgeting...
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 4:56 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • what about dark red or Blue? Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Let's go back to horse and carriage. work locally and support local businesses within nice little communities. No more hour commutes in gas guzzlin' big black SUVs to join the rat races of miserable work condtions, for what??? big businesses to keep screwing us out of money?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • They did a study and found that running the A/C uses less gas than if you had the windows open. Something about the wind resistance in the car with the windows open.
    sadira29

    Answer by sadira29 at 5:00 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I'm so glad I am snug in the middle of the Bible Belt.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I read something about that paint recently. IIRC, the cost and materials and production of the special paint is more damaging than what bit of heat and light is absorbed and passed on by black cars with normal paint.

    Gotta love green logic.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:01 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Oh man I guess all those celebrities better be picking out some new color cars. What a load of crap, it seems as though California doesn't have their priorities straight. Why in the world are they worrying about the colors of cars when they have better issues to tackle?
    usmc0351wife

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 5:05 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • hehe. It won't happen. Think of all the mucky-mucks with their black Lincolns! No- no their black Lincolns!
    sfwilson

    Answer by sfwilson at 5:06 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Think of all the mucky-mucks with their black Lincolns! No- no their black Lincolns!

    Like, say, presidential motorcades? Have they ever used anything besides black cars for those? Hearses would all have to be gray or white, too. How festive!
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:09 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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