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CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

Access to carpool lanes on California's legendarily crowded freeways is a big perk. So is getting a check in the mail that cuts the purchase cost. These incentives were successful in spurring sales of hybrids years ago, and they've helped sales of modern battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars... read more

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Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Flex-Fuel Vehicles And E85: Why Ethanol Isn't Making Its Numbers

When the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act was passed in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Seven... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Obama Tells EPA To Set Next Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel-Efficiency Rule

Not all U.S. vehicles that burn gasoline or diesel fuel are passenger car and light trucks. Medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks make up a small percentage of the traffic... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Dumb Laws From States Banning Tesla Sales

You've probably heard of electric-car maker Tesla Motors. What you may not know is that several states ban the company from opening its Tesla Stores and selling you its Model... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
Tata Nexon concept [Photo courtesy of MotorBeam].

India Sets Fuel-Economy Rules; Could They Stem Rise Of SUVs?

India is the latest country to set stiff fuel-economy standards for new cars and light trucks. The Indian government has mandated a 14-percent increase in gas mileage... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Could Congress Kill Ethanol Mandate Altogether In 2014?

Ethanol has been a key component of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard since the 2007 passage of the Energy Security and Independence Act. Now, there appears to be a chance... read more December 30, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Ohio Car Dealers Sue To Block Tesla From Selling Cars In The State

Ohio isn't just a battleground state in presidential elections. Electric-car maker Tesla has been at odds with the state's car dealers over its company-owned stores, and the... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

UPDATE: Tesla Wins Vs Ohio Car Dealers, Amendment Defeated

Once more into the fray: Another state's car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers. This time it's Ohio... read more December 3, 2013 by 


 
First Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle delivery, Newport Beach, Dec 2010

CA Will Work To Streamline Permit Process For Hydrogen Fueling Stations

The hydrogen ball rolled a little further in California last week. The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development--GO-Biz for short--has now announced plans to... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

CA Governor Brown Signs Six Bills To Promote Plug-In Electric Cars

California Governor Jerry Brown marked National Plug-In Day by signing six bills to promote electric cars. The new laws created by these bills will enact or extend a variety... read more September 30, 2013 by 


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

California Extends Electric-Car HOV Lane Access To 2019

Have you ever been alone in your car, wallowing in traffic, looked across to the empty carpool lane, and thought about making a break for it? California plug-in car drivers... read more September 5, 2013 by 


 
Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

Anti-Tesla Bill Backed By North Carolina Car Dealers Is Dead

Tesla Motors has dodged two big bullets fired its way by New York and North Carolina legislatures and auto dealers. Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly... read more June 27, 2013 by  19


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Ranking SW States On Electric-Car Support: CO Best, WY Worst

California is by far the leading state for adoption of plug-in electric cars, with one-third or more of all sales sited in the Golden State. But how's everyone else doing? A... read more May 16, 2013 by  12


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt using Level 2 240-Volt charging station in Vacaville, California

Charging An Electric Car In CA? Make Sure You’re Not Towed

On January 1, 2012, California Assembly Bill 475 came into effect in California. Essentially, the new law makes it possible that your plug-in car could get towed if you... read more January 18, 2012 by  2


 
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