Four of the top carmakers are asking the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to give more credits to plug-in vehicles under the state’s emission regulations. It’s a plea heard from automakers before: the government can mandate emission requirements, but let us dictate the technology used to reach those regulations. Now, as California’s guidelines undergo an […]

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A bill has been passed through the Georgia State House and Senate that would end the $5,000 tax credit owners receive on their zero emission vehicles, and instead, place a $200 per year road usage fee for EVs. While this bill has not yet become law, it has inched closer to being so with its […]

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Volvo has presented its autonomous driving vehicle technology in China Friday March 27. Volvo Car Group’s aim is to put self-driving cars in the hands of real customers by 2017 and it is this technology which was demonstrated to media and decision makers in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Volvo Cars recently presented a complete system […]

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A proposed law against diesel drivers who are caught “rolling coal” would fine them up to $5,000 for this increasingly popular practice of tampering with emission controls. While some in the world are trying to go zero or partial zero emissions, others are finding it a new pass time to modify their trucks to spew […]

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In Illinois last week, Green Fleets announced that it has suspended its Alternative Fuel Rebate program. Those who purchased alternative-fuel vehicles during or after 2014 will not receive a $4,000 rebate from the state that they might otherwise have expected. Under the rebate program which begun in 1998, plug-in hybrid car buyers were able to attain rebates […]

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French drivers as young as 14 years old will be able to drive and possibly form attachments to EVs by way of the Renault Twizy 45. Remember that time when you longed for that elusive first car? Under new French legislation, which is mirroring other European countries, 14-year-olds with their BSR road safety certificates are […]

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As part of a 10-year plan to increase sustainability at the federal level, President Barack Obama is calling for more plug-in and zero emission vehicles in government fleets. Under the Executive Order, which was signed last week, Obama said zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and plug-in hybrid (PHEVs) must make up at least 20-percent of federal […]

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Critics of plug-in vehicle subsidization observe consumers and manufacturers get favorable treatment over the conventional vehicle space and while arguably true, one might also ask how things compare to what the oil industry receives year after year. More pointedly, one could also ask whether accusations against alternative energy subsidization are a byproduct of vitriolic politics […]

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According to an official statement released recently, the Shenzhen city government plans to contribute up to $800 million (5 billion yuan) to stimulate increased green vehicles sales. The Shenzhen government plans to use the fund to increase green energy infrastructure throughout the city. By creating charging stations and financially assisting purchasers of green vehicles Shenzhen hopes to […]

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Governor Chris Christie signed a bill earlier today that will once again allow Tesla to sell directly to customers in New Jersey. Earlier this week, the state Senate approved of the pro-Tesla bill in a 29-2 vote. It then went to Governor Christie, who had previously said that he had “no problem” with this sales […]

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