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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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California Air Resource Board Addresses Tampering with Vehicle Emission Systems

October 15, 2020

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) sent a letter this week to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers regarding unapproved hardware or software programs in vehicles that interfere with emission control systems. CARB encouraged automakers to disclose any defeat devices or undisclosed modifications designed to shut down or reduce…

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