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New Senate Deal Would Expand EV Tax Credits

New Senate Deal Would Expand EV Tax Credits

A new deal between U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin would lift the 200,000-vehicle cap for manufacturers, introduce a new $4,000 federal tax credit for used EVs, and implement a price cap on new EVs.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-07-31 05:00 PT

NHTSA Upgrades Tesla's Autopilot Investigation to 'Engineering Analysis'

NHTSA Upgrades Tesla's Autopilot Investigation to 'Engineering Analysis'

The federal government’s action is an escalation of its ongoing investigation into accidents involving the automaker’s vehicles hitting stationary emergency vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-06-12 07:45 PT

Biden Administration Announces New Standards to Make EV Chargers More Accessible

Biden Administration Announces New Standards to Make EV Chargers More Accessible

Earlier this year, President Biden’s administration announced plans to build 500,000 EV chargers. Now, new standards have been put in place to help accelerate the original plan.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-06-11 07:15 PT

FCA to Pay $300 Million Fine for Emissions-Cheating Vehicles

FCA to Pay $300 Million Fine for Emissions-Cheating Vehicles

The investigation found that more than 100,000 Ram and Jeep vehicles with the available 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine were equipped with defeat devices that would help them pass emissions testing.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-05-29 18:45 PT

Washington State Attempts to Ban Gas-Powered Cars Again

Washington State Attempts to Ban Gas-Powered Cars Again

This will be Washington state’s second stab at banning the sale of gas- and diesel-powered vehicles by 2030 after the state’s governor Jay Inslee vetoed a similar bill last year.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-03-20 16:00 PT

EPA Announces Stricter Emissions Standards To Bump Fleet Average to 40 MPG

EPA Announces Stricter Emissions Standards To Bump Fleet Average to 40 MPG

The EPA finalized the new emissions standards earlier this month and affects vehicles from the 2023 model year to 2026.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-12-27 08:15 PT

Biden Signs Presidential Order to Outline How Government Will Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

Biden Signs Presidential Order to Outline How Government Will Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

President Joe Biden’s executive order will leverage the federal government's buying power to drastically cut its carbon emissions by 65 percent by 2030 thanks to a federal fleet of electric cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-12-13 06:15 PT

Revised EV Tax Credit Adds Increased Price Cap for Electric SUVs, Trucks

Revised EV Tax Credit Adds Increased Price Cap for Electric SUVs, Trucks

A revised electric vehicle tax credit that U.S. House Democrats released includes an increased price cap to include electric SUVs and pickup trucks up to $80,000.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-11-08 06:00 PT

$12,500 EV Tax Credit Survives in Biden’s Build Back Better Spending Bill

$12,500 EV Tax Credit Survives in Biden’s Build Back Better Spending Bill

The Build Back Better spending bill that was unveiled on October 28 includes increased tax credits for electric vehicles and investments in clean energy initiatives.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-10-31 07:55 PT

Toyota, Honda Voice Opposition to Proposed Tax Credit Bill

Toyota, Honda Voice Opposition to Proposed Tax Credit Bill

The proposed bill gives massive incentives to shoppers that purchase a union-made electric car that’s assembled in the United States, leaving brands like Toyota, Honda, and Tesla out of the mix.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-09-18 16:00 PT

General Motors, Shell Partner to Increase Charging Infrastructure

General Motors, Shell Partner to Increase Charging Infrastructure

The partnership is meant to increase electric vehicle charging in the U.S. and provide EV owners with a household energy plan to utilize renewable energy sources.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-06-27 06:15 PT

GM Agrees to California’s Emissions Requirement, Wants Federal Help for EV Adoption

GM Agrees to California’s Emissions Requirement, Wants Federal Help for EV Adoption

General Motors has changed its tune on California’s emissions requirements that were put into effect in 2019, but requested flexibility from the Biden Administration.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-06-13 22:15 PT

Texas Legislators Working on Forcing EV Owners to Pay up to $400 Fee

Texas Legislators Working on Forcing EV Owners to Pay up to $400 Fee

Since the state isn’t getting any gasoline tax from electric vehicle owners, it’s looking to charge owners an annual fee to help out with roads and other vehicle infrastructure projects.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-05-23 16:30 PT

Coalition for Future Mobility Pushes Congress for Autonomous Car Rules

Coalition for Future Mobility Pushes Congress for Autonomous Car Rules

The Coalition for Future Mobility, which is comprised of 45 automakers, corporations, and industry advocacy groups, recently called on American lawmakers to act on legislation that would help car companies come out with self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-02-07 20:05 PT

Massachusetts Announces Ban on New Gas-Powered Cars

Massachusetts Announces Ban on New Gas-Powered Cars

Just like California’s ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles, Massachusetts’ ban will go into effect by 2035 and is a way for the state to help reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-01-03 09:00 PT

Ford Wants Other Automakers to Back California's Emission Regulations

Ford Wants Other Automakers to Back California's Emission Regulations

After General Motors made an unexpected U-turn last month, Ford is now telling other automakers to back a possible California emissions deal before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-12-06 07:30 PT

General Motors Changes Course, Sides With California on Fuel Economy Regulations

General Motors Changes Course, Sides With California on Fuel Economy Regulations

With the incoming Biden Administration, General Motors has decided to no longer back President Donald Trump in his effort to stop California from setting its own emissions regulations.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-11-28 07:40 PT

New Jersey Could Join California in Banning New Gas-Powered Car Sales

New Jersey Could Join California in Banning New Gas-Powered Car Sales

New Jersey’s Department of Environment Protection released a Global Warming Response Act Report that provides a clear look at what the state needs to do to meet its climate goals.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-10-26 07:45 PT

Local Residents File Complaints Over Tesla’s Berlin Plant

Local Residents File Complaints Over Tesla’s Berlin Plant

The electric automaker is facing backlash from local Berlin residents who have filed hundreds of complaints ranging from noise pollution to water usage.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-27 07:00 PT

6 Major Automakers Finalize Stricter Emissions Deal in California

6 Major Automakers Finalize Stricter Emissions Deal in California

Going directly against the Trump Administration, six automakers have agreed to abide by California’s stricter emissions regulations going forward.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-24 05:00 PT

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