The State of California is apparently considering banning black cars:
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. What could California possibly have against these colors, you ask? 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. Anyone living in a hot, sunny climate will tell you that this assumption is accurate, of course. In fact, legislation already exists for buildings that has proven successful at reducing the energy consumption of skyscrapers.
It’s said that back when Henry Ford first sold the Model T, America’s first mass-produced automobile, consumers were told they could have the car painted any color they wanted, as long as it was black.
A century later, the State of California appears to be ready to tell it’s residents that they can have their car painted any color, as long as it isn’t black.