state laws

 
Tesla wins another, licensed to sell electric cars in Rhode Island

Tesla wins another, licensed to sell electric cars in Rhode Island

Tesla can now add another notch to its sales board. Rhode Island will allow the direct sale of Teslas and has issued a state dealer license to the company to open a dealer in Warwick. Additionally, the city itself issued its own license to the electric-vehicle manufacturer, which plans to take over... read more

January 15, 2018 by -
 
California state capitol, Sacramento

California bill to ban new fossil-fueled car sales by 2040 introduced

A California lawmaker has submitted a bill that will ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles in the state starting in 2040. Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat... read more January 5, 2018 by


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

Judge sides with Tesla, slams dealer association in Missouri

Since Tesla began selling electric cars directly to customers throughout the U.S., the electric-vehicle maker has had to play franchise-law whack-a-mole in multiple state... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

With China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car    [photo: Patrick Reid]

CT dealer incentive for electric-car sales works, could be improved: report

Connecticut ushered in a unique electric-car incentive in 2014, and the first points of data on its effectiveness have now been published. The Connecitcut Hydrogen and... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California electric-car rebates out of cash again; legislature neglected to fund them

Incentives for the purchase of a plug-in battery-powered vehicle continue to be a powerful motivation to get new buyers to consider electric cars. The federal income-tax... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Oregon passes electric-car purchase rebates up to $2,500; new EV fees delayed to 2020

It's taken a while, but Oregon will now have a state electric-car purchase incentive that largely matches those in its neighbor to the south, California. First discussed... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

CA bill would make up for federal electric-car incentives as they expire

The state of California has a long track record of supporting electric cars and doing everything possible to ensure plug-in vehicles can be obtained by the largest number of... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Montana solar-power law rigging caught on live video, regrettably

The U.S. is coming up to its Independence Day holiday, in which we celebrate the Declaration of Independence from England and reflect on our history and traditions as a... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
Donald Trump

Climate resistance grows; more states ally to flout Trump, commit to Paris accord (updated)

Thirteen states, at least 80 mayors, and more than 100 businesses will task themselves to meet ambitious climate-change goals—with or without federal participation. The... read more June 28, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

States have battle plan if Trump rolls back fuel-economy, emission rules

The Trump Administration has had a challenging start on numerous fronts, but its work to slash emission rules and eliminate regulations continues. The EPA administrator... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Trump EPA backs away from attacking California emission waiver

Sometime between March 1 and 7, a specific page vanished from the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Amidst coverage of the removal of the word "science"... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

How California and China plan to push for millions of zero-emission vehicles

California has long been the nation's leader in zero-emission vehicles, with initiatives dating more than two decades. Now the Golden State is partnering with China, the... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

Does Michigan hate electric cars? Buyers, drivers challenged by myriad factors

As Kermit the Frog sang, sometimes it's not easy being green. That appears to be particularly the case in Michigan, home to the three largest U.S. automakers. The Great Lakes... read more June 15, 2017 by


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

Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

Ah, Texas, the state that was formerly a nation and continues to do things slightly differently. Its politics is bare-knuckle, its hats are big, and so are its ranches. It... read more June 14, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
© 2017 Green Car Reports. All Rights Reserved. Green Car Reports is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.