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U.S. House Committee on Financial Services holds Auto Insurance Hearing

March 5, 2020

The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled, “Drivers of Discrimination: An Examination of Unfair Premiums, Practices, and Policies in the Auto Insurance Industry.” The purpose of the hearing was to consider two pieces of legislation that would remove non-driving related factors to be considered by insurance…

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ASA and U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition Comments on AV Draft

March 4, 2020

The Automotive Service Association (ASA), as a member of the U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition, submitted comments to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee urging lawmakers to consider adding a vehicle data access portion to the draft autonomous vehicle legislation. In the comments submitted…

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NHTSA Extends Comment Period for ADAS Research

February 25, 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending the comment period on the Advanced Driver Assisted Systems (ADAS) Draft Research Test Procedures Request for Comment (RFQ) to March 6, 2020. The RFQ was published on November 21, 2019 and was intended to be closed for comment on January 21, 2020.…

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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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