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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 8 on Sept. 28, a measure that will continue the state’s clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023. Assembly Bill 8, authored by Assembly Member Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and Assembly Member, Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) along with Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), passed on a bipartisan vote, and will […]

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For the first time, the Volkswagen Group has been listed as the most sustainable automaker in the world’s leading sustainability ranking. RobecoSAM AG classed the company as the Industry Group Leader in the automobiles and components sector in this year’s review of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The review analyzed the corporate economic, environmental, […]

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General Motors will donate a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range to the nonprofit Colorado Conservation Trust. This gift is for the group to auction off in support of its “Q for Conservation” event, which has generated more than $1.5 million for conservation projects statewide in its seven-year history. “The Chevy Volt is just […]

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California rules that mandate sales of all-electric or other zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in proportion to automakers’ regular vehicles have proven a not insubstantial, if temporary, financial boon for Tesla, and now Nissan is getting in on the act. Last week Nissan reportedly divulged it is selling its excess ZEV – also known as “green […]

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GM will be converting ex-shipping crates into gardens in order to green Detroit. General Motors announced it is turning 100 steel crates used for shipping engines to Orion Assembly into raised urban garden in vacant parking lots throughout Detroit, building on an earlier donation of 250 crates that enabled Cadillac Urban Gardens to bloom in […]

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It looks like Toyota is finding it harder than anticipated to sell its Tesla-powered electric RAV4. Bloomberg first revealed that Toyota Motor Corp. is discounting its all-electric RAV4 through low-cost lease and loan offers to boost demand for the slow-selling compact crossover. Through an offer officially valid until September 3, Toyota is promoting the option […]

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