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White House Responds To Tesla Direct-Sales Petition: Sorry, Talk To Congress

White House Responds To Tesla Direct-Sales Petition: Sorry, Talk To Congress

Fully a year ago, a Tesla supporter started a petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking president Barack Obama to let Tesla Motors sell its electric cars directly to consumers in all 50 states. While it got the necessary 100,000 signatures, it has taken the White House a year to respond--and its answer is... read more

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G-20 leaders in St. Petersburg. [Photo by The Guardian]

G-20 Summit Agrees To End Oil Subsidies, Phase Out CFCs

At the recent G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, world leaders took two steps toward mitigating climate change. Well, two rather small steps. The leaders agreed in... read more September 14, 2013 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Want To Ask Obama About Electric Cars? Don't Tell The Press

Paul Scott may be one of the most dedicated electric-car advocates around. He sells Nissan Leafs for a living, and helped found advocacy group Plug-In America. A few weeks... read more June 5, 2013 by  12


 
Barack Obama

Obama Administration To Add 10,000 Hybrids To Government Fleet

President Barack Obama may not achieve his goal of 1 million plug-in electric cars on U.S. roads by the end of 2015. But his administration continues to try to green the U.S... read more April 25, 2013 by  6


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama Budget Boosts Funding For More Efficient Cars, Hikes Electric-Car Tax Credit

President Barack Obama has said he wants to boost the Department of Energy's vehicle research budget 75 percent to help develop more efficient cars. In his 2014 budget... read more April 12, 2013 by  23


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama: Use Oil & Gas Lease Dollars To Fund Gasoline-Free Cars

The sequester is now with us, and Congress has lower approval ratings than South American death squads, but President Obama is doggedly pursuing his green agenda nonetheless... read more March 15, 2013 by  12


 
Mitt Romney

Romney Slams Tesla, Fisker Again In Final Presidential Debate

The CEOs of Tesla and Fisker may have thought they were home free--but it was not to be. Both startup electric-car companies were named at the very end of last night's third... read more October 23, 2012 by  51


 
Representative Paul Ryan

Vice-Presidential Debate: Tesla Escapes, Fisker Only Nodded To

There's probably relief in Palo Alto this morning, as Tesla Motors executives quietly give thanks that their company was not named in last night's vice-presidential debate... read more October 12, 2012 by  12


 
Mitt Romney

Tesla: 'Loser' Along With Ener1, Solyndra, And Fisker, Romney Says

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in with his verdict on startup electric-car maker Tesla Motors: It's a "loser." So, for that matter, is another... read more October 4, 2012 by  97


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

U.S. Military To Order 1500 Electric Cars, Chevy Volts Included

It’s a well-known fact that President Obama is a fan of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. In fact, Obama has pledged to buy his own Chevrolet Volt when he leaves... read more September 13, 2012 by  43


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

U.S. Government Delays Final Ruling On 2025 Gas Mileage Standards

Yesterday, the U.S. EPA had planned to release final rules on new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations requiring automakers to achieve average fuel economies of... read more August 16, 2012 by  4


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

White House Played Hardball To Set 54.5-MPG Standards

Politics is hardball, as every election season shows us. And getting very, very large and powerful auto companies to do something they really don't want to do is very, very... read more August 13, 2012 by  17


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama's Goal Of 1 Million Plug-Ins: 2018, Not 2015, Say Analysts

Political opponents of President Barack Obama used to sneer, "So how's that hopey-changey stuff workin' for ya, huh?" You don't hear that so much any more, but 18 months... read more July 11, 2012 by  11


 
Barack Obama

Obama: Add Rebates On Natural-Gas Cars, Oil Is 'Fuel Of Past'

Continuing his efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil, President Barack Obama yesterday proposed expanding tax credits now offered to buyers of plug-in cars to... read more March 8, 2012 by  20


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama: I’ll Buy A Chevy Volt After My Presidency Ends

Ever since Barack Obama became president in 2008, he hasn’t been given much chance to drive a car, let alone own one. But when his presidency ends, Mr. Obama knows... read more February 29, 2012 by  17


 
Barack Obama

Obama 2012 Budget Proposes Higher Tax Credit For Plug-In Cars

Two days ago, President Barack Obama released his proposed U.S. government budget for the fiscal year starting in October. And in it, he followed through on a promise from... read more February 15, 2012 by  6


 
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