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Fossil fuels took it on the chin in Massachusetts yesterday after the state’s highest court ruled utility customers cannot be forced to shoulder the financial risks of a new natural gas pipeline.
New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland have filed suit in state courts seeking damages for illegal Volkswagen diesel emissions. The suits name names and tell who knew about the software cheating and when.
Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of four young plaintiffs on May 17. It has ordered environmental officials to implement an 2008 law.
Originally published on EV Obsession. Some of the factors contributing to the relatively fast adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in some American metropolitan markets have been identified and characterized by a new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The dominant ones, according to the new report, are: stronger consumer incentives, a broader […]
The California Air Resource Board has mandated that automakers produce a certain number of Zero-Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs), and nine other states, most of them in the Northeast, have adopted those same standards. So why are there so many more electric and hydrogen vehicles for sale in California than the ten other states that follow the […]
Originally posted on EVObsession Last year the Commonwealth of Massachusetts joined several other states in offering a rebate for the purchase or lease of a plug-in car. The $2,500 rebate has proven popular enough that Governor Charlie Baker announced an additional $2 million of funding to the program, more than doubling . So far the […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica I am ashamed to say that my home state of Connecticut currently ranks alongside states like New Jersey and Texas in banning the sale of the Tesla Model S. But that may soon change thanks to the efforts of a Republican Senator, who had to go New York to buy a […]
For the third and final time, a Massachusetts court has rejected a lawsuit by car dealers seeking to stop Tesla sales in the Bay State.
A coalition of eight U.S. states are working together to make sure the infrastructure for electric and fuel cell powered cars is in place
Massachusetts has unveiled two new incentive programs designed to help shift its transition to a clean transportation future into the fast lane.
The New York State Automobile Dealers Association is pressuring the government to ban automobile manufacturers from registering their own stores, in order to force them to sell through third-party dealers. But a bill put before the New York State legislature died on the vine, leaving auto dealers wringing their hands.
So far Tesla has won lawsuits in several states giving it the right to sell its cars directly to customers, and it is pursuing the cause in other states as well. But Virginia recently slapped down Tesla’s attempt to sell its electric Model S directly to customers. Can Tesla overcome this setback?
Honda has been providing limited leasing of its Honda Fit electric vehicle on the United States west coast for seven months, and they now intend to offer it on the east coast. It will be available in the state of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
Tesla Motors is unlike many car companies not just because of what they sell, but how they sell it. Tesla does not have a traditional franchise dealership structure like many large automakers, instead selling cars directly to the consumer. Some state dealership lobbies have sued to stop Tesla from pursuing this business model. Dealers in Massachusetts have had a lawsuit to close a Tesla store dismissed for a second time.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will lose $161 million this year, and $100 million next year. As a result, subway, train, and bus fares are increasing, along with a new and unpopular state-wide proposal to add a 1-cent-per vehicle-miles-traveled in an effort to bail out the MBTA. The city of Boston Massachusetts and the […]
Worcester Massachusetts is the second largest city in New England, according to the 2010 census, and is on track to be the leading city in green communities within the commonwealth. On April 2nd, Clark University celebrated the installation of several new EV chargers on campus, and the crowd included a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, […]
For over a decade the Cape Wind Project has faced opposition off the coast of the Massachusetts. Now power company NStar has thrown its hat in the ring and has agreed to buy power for the proposed wind farm. The catch is the 15 year; $1.6 billion contract will add $1.08 to the monthly bill […]
[social_buttons] No doubt many of you have read or heard about David Nichol’s woodgas F-150. I came across it during a media hailstorm a few months ago (which has since petered out). But while I was doing research on the One-Gallon Challenge, I saw that David’s truck was going to be participating. I gathered up […]
Hand-built, eco-modified, and wood-powered cars raced across the Bay State this weekend driving 100 miles on just a single gallon of fuel. Aptly named the One Gallon Challenge, the event was part of a four-day long festival in Boston that celebrated clean technologies. Welcome to GreenFest 2009! Garage-Built Car Gets 105 MPG, Cost $2,500 To […]