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Federal Government Will Buy Many More Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Federal Government Will Buy Many More Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

Through both regulations and incentive programs, the Federal government is making a concerted effort to lower the emissions of cars on U.S. roads. Every consumer walking into a showroom will notice the effects of these policies in better fuel-economy ratings and a wider selection of electrified... read more

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Gas pump

12-Cent Rise In Federal Tax On Gas, Diesel Proposed By Pair Of Senators

Two facts sit in opposition to each other in Washington, D.C., and have for many years. First, raising taxes--in any way, for any purpose, under any circumstances--is... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford C-Max

FTC Considers Changes To Rules On Carmaker Claims For Fuel Economy

No one wants to buy a brand-new car, only to find out that its real-world fuel economy doesn't match the numbers on the window sticker. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may... read more May 6, 2014 by 


 
BYD electric buses

Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

EPA Proposal Would Cut 2014 Ethanol Mandate By 20 Percent

U.S. drivers will be putting less ethanol in their tanks. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to cut the amount of ethanol required in gasoline from what was... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
Toyota FCV-R hydrogen fuel-cell concept car, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

DoE Backpedals, Will Fund Slight Hydrogen Fueling Station Expansion

It appears that the U.S. Department of Energy has had a change of heart. Four years ago, then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu was widely known as a skeptic about hydrogen... read more March 22, 2013 by  22


 
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

France Offers $6,900 Hybrid Car Subsidies: Should The U.S.?

Look back a few years, and the Federal government under President George Bush offered buyers of hybrid cars up to $3,400 in tax credits for buying an electric car. As of... read more July 26, 2012 by  4


 
Eaton technologies test day, Marshall, Michigan, Sept 2010

Job Training For Returning Vets: Installing Electric-Car Chargers

Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, whose automotive business makes superchargers and many other parts, also supplies electric-car charging stations. Under a recent... read more June 13, 2012 by  4


 
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


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

If You Want To Attack The Volt, Try To Get Your Math Right

Few things seem to set off a certain part of the political spectrum like the Chevrolet Volt, the extended-range electric car from General Motors. It's been on sale exactly... read more December 23, 2011 by  34


 
2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan

Why The 2013 Dodge Dart Sedan HAS To Get 40 MPG Highway

It's a magic number, 40 mpg, a nice big round figure to tout in big print every time gasoline prices go up. Most makers have at least one car that achieves 40 mpg, but for... read more December 8, 2011 by  2


 
GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

Want A Tax Break On An Electric-Car Charging Station? Act Now!

For several years now, the Federal Government has offered tax credits to people buying brand new highway-capable electric cars, as well as those installing electric car... read more November 21, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

DoE's Chu Hopes Chrysler Can Play With Big Kids, Get Loans At Last

Well, looks like Chrysler is getting closer to playing with the big kids at last. The back-from-bankruptcy third U.S. automaker, now effectively controlled by Italy's Fiat... read more May 17, 2011 by  1


 

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