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Official: White House bizarrely teams up with NASCAR to promote efficient motoring

Published: December 11, 2014

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Filed under: Motorsports , Etc. , Government/Legal “Tires is what wins a race.” That was the lesson Harry tried to teach Cole in the stock-car classic Days of Thunder . “If we can’t figure a way to run so you don’t melt the damn tires, we can’t finish a race.” How right he was: every NASCAR driver knows that having the right tires can mean the difference between a checkered flag and a DNF, but now the White House is embracing the same message to educate the public about safety and fuel efficiency


Featured: These are the five most ridiculous attacks on the Chevy Volt [w/videos]

Published: August 7, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chevrolet , GM It’s been a long, strange trip for the Chevy Volt from the time when the now-odd-looking concept version (above) was introduced at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show to today. And now, General Motors announced that the second-generation Chevy Volt will make an appearance at the 2015 Detroit show in January . This debut represents a victory for GM with what has easily become the most politicized car of the 21st Century.


Official: EPA says new Tier 3 emissions levels will clean the air, save lives

Published: March 3, 2014

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , MPG , Legislation and Policy , USA Almost one year after first proposing the stricter vehicle emissions standards known as Tier 3, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized the new levels. These restraints on “harmful soot, smog and toxic emissions” should go a long way to cleaning up the air and reducing the negative health impacts of the cars and trucks we drive


Official: California Gov. Brown remains ready for one million electric vehicles

Published: January 24, 2014

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Legislation and Policy California Governor Jerry Brown is drafting behind President Barack Obama ‘s drive for one million electric vehicles in the US. In his “State of the State” speech on January 22 in Sacramento, Brown made mention that, ” We’re on our way to a million electric vehicles.” Brown has been backing transportation electrification for awhile now. On National Plug In Day in September, he signed Assembly Bill 8, a $2-billion bill extending electric vehicle credits and building a network of up to 100 hydrogen stations.


Report: The government shutdown, emissions and the EPA

Published: October 2, 2013

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Filed under: Green Culture , Legislation and Policy , USA With the second day of the US federal government shutdown now behind us, we’re getting a lot of information on how the closure is affecting people across the country. For the green car world, the biggest impact we know of right now is that the US Environmental Protection Agency is operating with a skeleton staff. According to Reuters , the EPA “will take one of the biggest hits of any federal agency” and only has seven percent of its work force at the office today.


Official: EPA has $45m for all-of-the-above energy efficiency strategy

Published: September 9, 2013

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Legislation and Policy , Carbon Capture , USA The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a list of 38 new projects that will receive a share of $45 million to accelerate research and development of clean vehicle technologies.


President Obama calls for cleaner coal plants, which will make EVs cleaner

Published: June 25, 2013

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Report: EV advocate Paul Scott off Obama guest list following public outcry

Published: June 6, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture People like to criticize US politics. People like to speak poorly about President Barack Obama


Man spends retirement savings to speak with Obama about EVs

Published: May 31, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Solar To show their plug-in passion, some people spend upwards of $30,000 on an electric car. Others – well, one, that we know of – will spend that much just to tell the leader of the free world how cool EVs are, in 180 seconds or less. That man is our friend Paul Scott , who’s no stranger to EV advocacy


Report: DOE still has $16.6 billion left in ATVM loan program

Published: March 24, 2013

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Legislation and Policy , USA The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is questioning why Department of Energy (DOE) loan funds are not paying out as planned.


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