Norway exempts electric cars from the VAT tax paid at time of purchase but it needs permission from the EU to do so. Now, regulators in Brussels are indicating the time to end that incentive is fast approaching.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia report the most effective way to decrease urban congestion and lower pollution is with pay for use programs that charge drivers for using roads.
A bill in the California Assembly would provide $3 billion in funding over the next 12 years for electric car incentives designed to increase the number of electric cars in the state.
Donald Trump whined about the German auto industry while in Brussels on May 25, threatening to impose a 35% tariff on German cars. The White House predictably maintains Trump was misquoted and the press is responsible for blowing the story out of proportion.
California will begin a pilot program to test the effectiveness of point of sale EV rebates to spur low income buyers to buy low or zero emissions cars.
India has announced a plan to sell only electric cars by 2030, a goal the IEA calls “ambitious.” With only a total of 5,000 electric cars on the road now, it is all or that.
A Tesla job fair in Monterrey Mexico drew applicants from up to 600 miles away over the weekend, but stricter visa regulations may make it hard for them to get permission to work in the US.
Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of NAFTA has caused manufacturers in Canada and Mexico to scramble. They are busy lobbing anyone who will listen to reject Trump’s short sighted agenda.
The proposed EPA budget would slash funds for emissions testing and force automakers to pay for the program. Car makers are not happy.
Taking a page from CARB, China is proposing to require 8% of all new cars be electrified. That rule may be scrubbed amid plunging EV sales after government incentives were cut.
Can the new EPA administrator revoke a waiver already granted to California for fuel economy standards? Nobody knows the answer but corporate greed by automakers means we are soon going to find out.
Environmental groups say Canada provides $3.3 billion a year in fossil fuel subsidies to oil and gas producers despite its pledge to be a world leader on climate change policies.
18 car manufacturers wrote to Donald Trump last week asking him to help them sell more enormous gas guzzling automakers because, Hey! This is America, right?
Elon Musk has decided to continue as a member of the president’s advisory council despite his disagreement with the president about his immigration ban. Musk thinks he can have more influence working from within the process than outside it.
Plug In America and the University of Rhode Island will partner on a US Department of Energy funded program to increase awareness of electric car advantages to drivers in southern New England.
Renault has proposed that Sweden create a special driver’s license for electric car owners. It would entitle them to free parking and free charging in Swedish cities.