Ah, you can’t innovate at all these days without at least one state throwing up a roadblock, and this is especially true in the auto industry. Tesla’s new “secret demand weapon” that also throws a nice left hook into the jaw of auto dealers, as you should know by now, is a referral program where the Tesla […]
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When a Tesla catches fire, people demand answers. But an oil tanker fire in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia? The world shrugs and moves on to the next story.
Despite the growing popularity of hybrid vehicle taxes and electric vehicle taxes among state legislatures, Virginia has decided to repeal their hybrid vehicle tax.
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.
In some parts of the country, there is a very real and rational discussion about the role electric vehicles will play in transportation, especially when it comes to paying taxes. Without the need to buy gasoline, EVs avoid paying for taxes on the same roads they use. But a proposal by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell would eliminate the gas tax, while levying a $115 a year free on electric and plug-in hybrid drivers. Seriously?
Traditional American taxis have been based on the aging and massive Ford Crown Victoria. But a new millennium calls for new answers to transportation, and a Virginia taxi company wants to be on the cutting edge. The Electric Vehicle Taxicab Company hopes to provide customers with a modern transit experience via a fleet of electric cars equipped with Apple iPad tablets.
New Energy Technology, Inc. (NET) has created a novel method for generating electricity using existing vehicles by way of its MotionPower™ System. NET, in partnership with the City of Roanoke, VA, debuted the electricity-generating system (the first of its kind) the last week of October. Around 580 vehicles participated in the 6 hour event, the […]
Virginia has had a checkered past in the leading the nation in progressive movements. Yet, in a bit of an unexpected move Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed an executive order calling for widespread use of alternative fueled vehicles throughout the State.