A UC Davis study published in April showed that a good third to almost 60 percent of California plug-in vehicle (PEV) purchases are primarily motivated by solo access to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes – which can become congested at times. California is the leader in PEV acceptance, and policymakers adopting a carrot-and-stick approach of […]

+ Read More

Today begins a financially substantial state-level incentive program for EV buyers called Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV). This initiative will provide up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles in Massachusetts, is aimed at increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles commonwealth residents own. The Massachusetts Department of […]

+ Read More

If like us you’ve been wondering where vehicle recycling efforts are heading, this latest information coming from Nissan will shed some light. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. shared the progress report on its recycling/recovery efforts in Japan for fiscal year 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014). Following the Japanese Automobile Recycling Law, Nissan announced its recovery […]

+ Read More

Are Californians fed up at the pump? Yesterday a newly formed coalition of business owners and employees, consumers and advocates launched the Fed Up at the Pump campaign to educate and inform California motorists about a state-agency mandated gas and diesel price hike that they say will have a negative impact on the economy and […]

+ Read More

The Arizona Office of Tourism launched the state’s first Electric Vehicle Travel Guide yesterday. As ownership of fully electric vehicles (EV) gains speed and the infrastructure to support EVs continues to grow throughout the state, Arizona is poised to be an exciting destination for EV drivers looking to travel with zero tailpipe emissions, said the […]

+ Read More

Frost & Sullivan put forward a good example of how policies and green cars go hand in hand, but also how neighboring countries can go different ways. The different green car policies across ASEAN create unique combinations of market “push” and “pull,” dramatically impacting demand patterns and opportunities for future growth, said Frost & Sullivan. […]

+ Read More

Pulling no punches, Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on the offensive in a blog post today alleging impropriety at the highest level of New Jersey state government. As has been widely published, the electric car maker was barred on Tuesday from renewing its auto dealer licenses in the state, and will not receive new licenses, […]

+ Read More

Tesla Motors will be barred from selling its cars in New Jersey after April 1 following a decision yesterday by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), and that’s no joke. Nor was an 11th hour Tesla blog post attempting to rouse support yesterday interpreted by New Jersey officials as funny. On the contrary, Jim […]

+ Read More

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $1.4 million has been awarded to six companies working on new technologies to improve the grid and battery and energy storage. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said this funding will help develop working prototypes that demonstrate the ability of these advanced energy […]

+ Read More

Purchasers of electric vehicles (EVs) have equal opportunity to qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit, but whether one might get $0 to $6,000 in state incentives depends on where a person happens to buy and register the car. At the extreme this could create a huge disparity between the haves and the have nots. […]

+ Read More