New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Tesla Sales Illegal, But Fail

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.

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Virginia’s Governor Proposes Anti-EV Legislation

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?

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All Electric Taxi Company Ready For Prime Time?

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.

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Leading the Nation in Transition to Alternative Fuel Vehicles… The State of Virginia?

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.

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