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U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Right to Repair

September 16, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development held a hearing this week titled: “Right to Repair and What it Means for Entrepreneurs.” The committee discussed harmful repair restrictions on the agriculture and automotive industry and the need for a federal solution…

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NHTSA Updates Cybersecurity Practices for New Vehicles

September 8, 2022

NHTSA released its new Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles today. This is an update to NHTSA’s 2016 Cyber guidelines. Included in the Serviceability section is the following:   “NHTSA recognizes the balance between third-party serviceability and cybersecurity is not necessarily easy to achieve. However, cybersecurity should not…

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U.S. Treasury Department Releases Guidance on New EV Tax Credits Following Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

August 17, 2022

Today, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. This legislation represents the most aggressive action addressing climate change since the start of the Biden Administration. The bill includes important changes to the electric vehicle (EV) tax credits. The new legislation cuts the number of vehicles eligible for…

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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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