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U.S. DOT Releases National Roadway Safety Strategy

January 28, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation released the 2022 National Roadway Safety Strategy this week. This zero-fatality road safety strategy is a series of rulemakings from the agency, some of which require state action. One of the most heavily-anticipating rulemakings was a requirement to include automatic emergency braking systems on heavy-duty…

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Senate Finance Committee Republicans Oppose EV Provisions in Build Back Better Act

January 26, 2022

The Republican members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee signed a “Dear Colleague” letter this week opposing the electric vehicle (EV) provisions included in the Build Back Better Act. These provisions include an up to $12,500 tax credit for the purchase of an American-made EV manufactured in a unionized shop.…

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President Biden Makes Remarks on Right to Repair

January 25, 2022

President Biden spoke Monday before a meeting with the White House Competition Council about the 2021 Executive Order to Promote Competition. During his remarks, President Biden spoke about the Right to Repair movement, stating: “Too many areas, if you own a product… you don’t have the freedom to choose how…

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U.S. Postal Service Estimates EV Fleet Will Cost $3.3 Billion

January 11, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement last month that analyzes a variety of proposed solutions for new purchases in the postal service fleet. The agency estimates that it would cost $3.3 billion or more to transition the postal service fleet to entirely electric. The proposed Build…

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California Air Resources Board Releases EV Charging Station Map

September 27, 2021

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released an interactive map showing all of the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in California. This map is in accordance with a resolution that was passed by the state legislature directing CARB to create maps of the network of EV charging stations in…

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NHTSA Proposes 8% Annual Gains in Fuel Economy

August 12, 2021

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced regulations this week that will increase the requirements for fuel economy standards to 8 percent per year. This amount was decreased during the Trump administration to just 1.5% per year. This regulation applies to vehicles model years 2024 through 2026. This proposal…

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