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CA Governor Announces Stay at Home Order

March 20, 2020

UPDATE: Last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a stay at home order throughout the state of California except for essential needs as part of the states COVID19 response. “The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the…

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Updated List of States Approved for SBA Disaster Relief

March 20, 2020

UPDATE: States approved for U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans to date are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,…

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NHTSA Issues NPRM for Occupant Protection for Automated Driving Systems

March 18, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) on occupant protection for automated driving systems. Per NHTSA, the proposal aims “to modernize numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems…

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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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President Biden Announces Executive Order on Electric Vehicles

August 5, 2021

President Biden signed an executive order today entitled “Strengthening American Leadership on Clean Cars and Trucks”. This order is meant to serve as a first step toward electrifying the United States vehicle fleet. President Biden signed the order in the company of the three major auto manufacturing CEOs and the…

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Legislation Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

May 6, 2021

Congressman Levin (D-Mich) introduced a bill, the Electric Vehicles Freedom Act, that would establish a nationwide network of public electric vehicle charging stations. This legislation is part of a larger push toward electrifying the transportation sector as part of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which was released earlier this year.…

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