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  • Elaine Chao

    President-elect Donald Trump nominated former labor secretary Elaine Chao to be his secretary of transportation yesterday. She will follow current DoT secretary Antony Foxx, who himself succeeded Ray LaHood in 2013. Foxx has focused on safety recalls following the GM ignition scandal, as well as tactics to reduce distracted driving and rules for autonomous vehicle testing. DON'T MISS: Feds issue mandatory-noise rule for new electric, hybrid cars The department has also just issued proposed rules on mandatory noise-making equipment for hybrid and electric cars. Chao's selection by Trump was...

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    White House designates 48 electric-car charging corridors on U.S. highways

    The White House today announced a range of actions intended to stimulate and speed up the deployment of zero-emission electric vehicles in the U.S. It took these actions, it said, as part of its efforts to "combat climate change, increase access to clean-energy technologies, and reduce our...

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