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Public Interest Organizations Support Direct Sales and Service of Electric Vehicles

April 15, 2021

A group of public interest organizations including the State PIRG Affiliates, R-Street, and many more, released a letter this week in support of direct sales and service of electric vehicles (EVs). Currently, a patchwork of legislation in the United States prohibit the direct sale of automobiles in many states.  …

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France Introduces Incentives for Trading in Used Vehicles

April 15, 2021

This week, France announced a new “Cash for Clunkers” program that incentivizes citizens to trade in their used vehicles for a 2,500 Euro ($2975) credit for an electric bicycle. This is the first program in the country that acknowledges a potential need for less vehicles on the road, and not…

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) May Run Out of Money Before Deadline

April 13, 2021

Last month, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was extended from its original deadline of March 31 to its current deadline of May 31. However, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is now warning small businesses that the program may run out of money before the deadline passes.   The program, which…

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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Hearing on Electric Vehicles

May 5, 2021

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee held a hearing today on “The Clean Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the Transportation Sector”. The committee members heard testimony from:   Amol Phadke, M.S., Ph.D, Staff Scientist and Deputy Department Head, International Energy Analysis Department Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  …

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NHTSA Proposes Reinstating California Emissions Authority

April 22, 2021

The National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing restoring California and other state’s ability to set more stringent limits on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle tailpipes. California has a waiver under the Clean Air Act that gives the state special regulatory authority in environmental issues. However, the Trump administration…

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Coalition of State Governors Ask Biden for Exclusively Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

April 21, 2021

The twelve governors of California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week urging him to set a zero-emission transportation goal for 2035. In their request, the governors referenced the recently unveiled…

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