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No, the feds are not rewriting the rules to hurt Elio Motors

Published: January 9, 2016

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , United States High MPG trike maker may be derailed by new federal government ruling. Continue reading No, the feds are not rewriting the rules to hurt Elio Motors No, the feds are not rewriting the rules to hurt Elio Motors originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 09 Jan 2016 09:29:00 EST.


No, the feds are not rewriting the rules to hurt Elio Motors

Published: January 9, 2016

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , United States High MPG trike maker may be derailed by new federal government ruling. Continue reading No, the feds are not rewriting the rules to hurt Elio Motors No, the feds are not rewriting the rules to hurt Elio Motors originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 09 Jan 2016 09:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds


Obama says federal agencies must buy more EVs, PHEVs

Published: March 23, 2015

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Emissions , United States , Electric , Hybrid In an executive order, President Obama is increasing the federal fleet to 50 percent plug-ins and EVs by 2025.


Official: BYD, Long Beach agree to cancel electric bus contract

Published: April 4, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , BYD Long Beach, California, has long been known as the Queen City because of the Queen Mary ocean liner that’s docked there. A much less elegant situation is happening to Chinese vehicle maker BYD , which had a $12.1-million contract nullified over what BYD says is a technicality.


Report: BYD electric bus sale to California city gets a closer look from the feds

Published: March 22, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy , China , USA , BYD Like the stop-an-go nature of the municipal routes its electric buses will be serving, the progression of China-based BYD and its goal to get cities to adopt its vehicles has not been a smooth one. This time, the news is about the city of Long Beach, CA


Report: US House votes to keep $25b DOE loan program alive

Published: July 16, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Tesla Motors , Legislation and Policy , USA , Fisker In the “it may be broke, but we ain’t fixing it” department, the US government has decided not to shutter the $25 billion Department of Energy loan program geared to accelerate advanced-powertrain technology development, the Detroit News reports. Given the opportunity to cut a mere $6 million in funding earmarked specifically to oversee the $25 billion Advanced Vehicle Technology Manufacturing program, the US House declined and the Obama Administration said that there remains more than $15 billion available in the program


Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance

Published: May 25, 2012

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Legislation and Policy , USA According to the 2012 U.S. Automotive Industry Survey and Confidence Index by Booz & Co., alternative vehicle powertrains may take up as much as 10 percent of the total market by 2020, but only if the federal government continues to support development.


Report: Ford near terms on seven-year-old Rouge plant cleanup lawsuit

Published: June 21, 2011

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Filed under: Etc. , Manufacturing/Plants , Ford The Detroit News reports that Ford is close to wrapping up a lawsuit that’s been in the works for the past seven years.