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NHTSA Investigating Tesla After Complaints of Unexpected Braking

February 18, 2022

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla model year 2021-2022 vehicles after multiple reports of sudden, unexpected braking. The agency is investigating over 400,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y cars after 354 complaints of “unexpected brake activation” were filed in the last 9 months. The complaints…

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NHTSA Releases Final Rule Regarding ADB Headlights

February 17, 2022

The Deputy Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Steven Cliff, signed a final rule this week to amend NHTSA’s lighting standard to permit the certification of adaptive driving beam (ADB) headlamps. This final rule amends Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 to allow ABD headlamps…

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Biden Administration Releases EV Charging Station Guidance

February 11, 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program Guidance today. This document details the program requirements for the federal money allocated to states for electric vehicle charging stations. Last year, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill was passed, and included was $7.5 billion in funding…

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EPA Restores California Greenhouse Gas Emissions Waiver

March 11, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored the waiver allowing California the authority to enforce more stringent greenhouse gas (GHG) restrictions. This waiver was previously revoked under the Trump administration. This waiver also allows other states to follow in California’s lead and enforce stricter GHG emissions restrictions in their states…

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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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