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U.S. to offer $4.5 billion for electric-car charging stations via DoE loan guarantees

U.S. to offer $4.5 billion for electric-car charging stations via DoE loan guarantees

The Obama Administration said yesterday that it will invest up to $4.5 billion to build electric-car charging stations in a major push to create comprehensive charging infrastructure in the U.S. Officials hope this will lead to the construction of enough new charging stations to quell "range... read more

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White House Budget Asks For $10K Electric-Car Credit, Natural-Gas Cars Added

it appears the recently-unveiled White House budget includes a few measures to boost the adoption of green cars. President Barack Obama is once again attempting to spur sales... read more February 3, 2015 by

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

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... read more July 16, 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

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Will 100,000 Sign Petition For Tesla Motors Sales By Friday?

On June 5, a Tesla Motors fan mounted what seemed like another quixotic effort to support Tesla in selling its electric cars directly to buyers. The petition at... read more June 30, 2013 by 54

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

Consumer Reports On 56.2-MPG Gas-Mileage Goal: Meh, Can Do Better

Much debate will occur--and that's putting it politely--over the next round of gas-mileage standards, which the EPA hopes to finalize next year for 2017-2025 vehicles... read more July 1, 2011 by 3

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U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Subsidies; They'll Continue Anyhow

The once-unthinkable actually happened last Thursday: The U.S. Senate voted 73-27 to abolish a 45-cents-per-gallon subsidy to the U.S. ethanol industry. Immediately. Because... read more June 20, 2011 by 2

Tailpipe Emissions

States Bite Back Against Emissions Regulations, Even California

When automakers and the Obama White House announced agreement on a single national standard for emissions and fuel economy last May, the entire auto industry heaved a huge... read more February 17, 2010 by 7


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