I'm not a typical reader of this website, so I can't really lend any credibility to the publication or their sources, but my boss just emailed me this and I thought it was a little odd. Any one in Cali caught wind of this? http://www.examiner.com/x-2304-DC-Republican-Examiner~y2009m3d26-California-to-Outlaw-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."