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U.S. DOT Requests Comments on AV Guidelines

February 7, 2020

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) unveiled ‘Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0’. The guidelines were announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. This week the U.S. Department of Transportation and the White House Office of…

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ASA Submits Comments Supporting New Mexico Bill

January 29, 2020

The Automotive Service Association submitted comments supporting New Mexico House Bill 156, which establishes a new section of the Criminal Code for illegally dismantling vehicles. Click here to read ASA’s Letter to the New Mexico Committee on Consumer and Public Affairs.

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Center for Auto Safety Drops Technical Service Bulletins Case Against DOT

January 24, 2020

In 2016, The Center for Auto Safety filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for failing to publish manufacturer communications and accompanying indices as required by law. This month, the Center dropped its lawsuit against the DOT after the DOT made thousands of manufacturer communications online. The…

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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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