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Dumb Laws From States Banning Tesla Sales

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 S electric luxury sedan. More specifically, auto-dealer lobbyists in those states have made it illegal for Tesla to open its... read more

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VPG MV-1

AM General Buys VPG, Defunct Natural-Gas Handicapped Van Maker

Less than a year ago, Vehicle Production Group seemed a success: The startup maker had built 2,500 MV-1 handicapped vans in a year, about one-quarter of them powered by... read more September 11, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Is Tesla Model S The Best Way To Sell Politicians On Electric Cars?

We've long known the best way to get people interested in electric cars is simply to let them drive or ride in them. It's easy enough to tell people they're quick, smooth and... read more August 17, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype in London, U.K.

Will 2040 See All Non-Hybrids Banned From British Roads?

The idea of banning internal combustion vehicles from city centers is nothing new, and similar schemes are expected to appear all over Europe over the next decade or so... read more August 13, 2013 by  5


 
Money, money, money

Cash Prize For Tech To Reduce Oil Use From DC Lobbying Group

Among the many advocacy and lobbying groups that weigh in on automotive and energy policy matters in our nation's capital, Secure America's Future Energy (SAFE) isn't... read more July 19, 2013 by  10


 
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


 
2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

OK, NYC Taxis Can Be Hybrids After All, City Says

Politics in New York City are a tough, bruising game. Pit a billionaire Mayor with a desire to make the city work better and cut carbon emissions against the entrenched... read more June 24, 2013 by  9


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

New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Registering Tesla Stores Illegal: BREAKING

Well, this is a new tactic we haven't seen before in the fight between franchised auto dealers and Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric-car startup. A pair of bills in... read more June 21, 2013 by  70


 
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


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla Repays $465-Million DoE Loan, Chrysler Bites Back At Claim

Ah, politics. Yesterday, Tesla paid off the balance of its U.S. government loan, using proceeds from its $1 billion-plus offering of stock and warrants last week, as CEO Elon... read more May 23, 2013 by  19


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

North Carolina Wants To Make It Illegal For Tesla To E-Mail Customers

How far will state car-dealer associations go to prevent Tesla Motors from opening its electric-car showrooms and selling cars over the Internet? A long, long way. In North... read more May 16, 2013 by  33


 
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


 
Old Gas Pumps

The Gas Tax System is Broken; Are Electric Cars At Fault?

In the face of plummeting gas-tax revenues, both state and Federal, electric cars seem to be emerging as a culprit and a target. Before we discuss how to fix this ... first... read more May 9, 2013 by  36


 
VPG MV-1

VPG Shuts Down; Startup Van Maker Was Backed By DoE Loans

While Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is on a roll--with a rave review from Consumer Reports and a profitable quarter--other startup automakers aren't faring so well. And now... read more May 9, 2013 by  5


 
Henrik Fisker

As Predicted, Fisker Execs & DoE Get Roasted In House Hearing

Fisker Automotive CEO Tony Posawatz didn't attend yesterday's House committee hearing on the company's loan from the U.S. Department of Energy. He's out desperately seeking... read more April 25, 2013 by  7


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

CA Bill To Cut Sales-Tax, License Fees On Electric, Alt-Fuel Cars

Today, electric cars and other vehicles that run on alternative fuels simply cost more. That's a fact. Now a new bill introduced in the California Assembly aims to trim a bit... read more April 21, 2013 by  4


 
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