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No link between emissions limits and vehicle cost
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • December 11 2011

The European Commission recently published a study that found no evidence that European Union environmental legislation to limit vehicle emissions has increased manufacturers’ costs or car prices


Volt investigation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced November 25 that it will open a formal safety defect investigation into fire risks involving General Motor Company’s Chevrolet Volt electric vehicles


US-EU EV cooperation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • December 4 2011

Officials from the United States and the European Union outlined November 29 at the conclusion of the annual Transatlantic Economic Council their efforts to advance cooperation on electric vehicles


Fuel standards investigation expands
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 4 2011

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) expanded his investigation into the administration’s greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks last week, requesting that 15 automobile manufacturers detail their negotiations with administration officials about the rules by December 12


EVs cheaper, cleaner
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 22 2012

The Union of Concerned Scientists released a report April 16 concluding that electric vehicles are cheaper to charge and emit less CO2 than gasoline vehicles, even in areas with coal-fired utilities


ARPA-E 2013 goals
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

During a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development hearing March 28, the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy Director Arun Majumdar said that the agency would emphasize projects related to transportation and stationary power systems in fiscal year 2013


Energy and climate debate
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • April 1 2012

Congress finished a few things on its plate last week as it prepared to leave Washington to begin a two-week recess


Fuel economy report
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency released its annual Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2011 report March 8, finding that the average fuel efficiency for new cars and light duty trucks has increased while average CO2 emissions continue to decrease for the seventh consecutive year


Maintenance for selective catalytic reduction challenged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

Navistar filed a petition for review March 2 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of new emissions related maintenance and scheduled maintenance intervals related to selective catalytic reduction technology in vehicles


Federal vehicle energy usage rule
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 12, the Department of Energy will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register requiring federal agencies to reduce petroleum consumption in their vehicle fleets by 20 by October 2015, measured against 2005