After a two-year investigation into Hyundai and Kia for exaggerating fuel economy ratings, a federal judge approved a record-breaking fine this week but didn’t set aside extra funds for electric vehicle programs. In all, the mpg overstatements will cost the Korean automakers $755 million. Almost half of that is a $360 million fine from the […]

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Tokyo announced plans to build hydrogen fueling stations, add fuel cell vehicles to its fleets and offer more incentives to electric vehicle buyers as part of its $325 million initiative to move away from nuclear power. “It’s time to introduce a hydrogen era,” said Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week. The project includes 35 […]

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Consumers shopping for a plug-in hybrid in California get an extra incentive, but it isn’t expected to last long. Beginning this month, the California DMV will grant 15,000 Green Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decals. These allow low emission cars to drive in carpool lanes, even when the lanes are reserved for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) carrying […]

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The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has nominated Arizona, Michigan, New Jersey and Texas for a Luddite Award after the states moved to block Tesla from selling cars directly to consumers. Similar to a Razzie, a tongue-in-cheek award for the worst movies of the year, 10 organizations or individuals that have hindered technological progress […]

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A federal budget package recently approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment. According to the The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the current […]

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Critics of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have said they have no business case; at best their proponents are defying odds, and at worst they’re on a misbegotten errand – but that hasn’t stopped numerous automakers from getting deeply involved. While several automakers have first-generation plug-in cars and are looking toward new and evolved products, no […]

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It seems the state of California’s generous electric vehicle incentives have paid off. According to a release issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the golden state accounts for nearly half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that electric vehicle sales are increasing in the U.S., but […]

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The City of Indianapolis announced this week it will deploy what it believes will be the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles in the nation by early 2016. The new program put forward by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is aimed at reducing the country’s dependence on oil, and save taxpayers millions of dollars. As explained […]

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China knows it has big emissions problems and has upped the ante yet more toward mandating EVs to the point now it is projected to significantly move the market for aluminum. According to Bloomberg, the nation is now calling for no fewer than 30 percent of all government vehicles to be powered by alternative energy […]

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California is pushing even more for green cars and some of the state’s agencies are collaborating on a range of initiatives to support the goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said last week that the California Energy Commission carried out one of these initiatives, […]

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