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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


WA climate transportation impacts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 8 2012

Washington State’s Department of Transportation issued a report December 21 determining that a draft climate change risk assessment model developed by the Federal Highway Administration offers an important starting point for state transportation agencies assessing the vulnerability of their assets


SC reinstates plug-in hybrid tax credit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

Legislation enacted by the state legislature in May reinstates the income tax credit for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle for tax years 2012 through 2016


California transportation plans praised
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 25 2012

The California Air Resources Board outlined two transportation plans March 22 from the Southern California Association of Governments and Sacramento Area Council of Governments for their approaches to meet California’s vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for 2020 and 2034


New emissions policy analysis tool
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

On January 9, the Federal Highway Administration unveiled “The Energy and Emissions Reduction Policy Analysis Tool” (EERPAT), a new tool to help states assess different policy scenarios for reigning in surface transportation emissions


CARB role in federal fuel standards examined
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The California Air Resources Board released documents January 10 in another attempt to explain to the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee its role in developing a national program to harmonize the state’s vehicle-related GHG emissions regulations with federal emissions and fuel economy standards


CFA standard assessment
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The Consumer Federation of America released an assessment January 12 that found that more stringent fuel economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks would provide drivers a net savings of $800 over the life of a five year vehicle loan


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