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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


Electric vehicle goal
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

During a tour of the Detroit auto show January 11, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said that the administration’s goal of having one million electric vehicles on US roads by 2015 is still possible


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


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


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


$77 million for UTCs
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The Department of Transportation announced January 17 that 22 University Transportation Centers will receive $77 million to advance research and education programs that address critical national transportation challenges


Volt investigation concluded
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its safety defect investigation into the potential risk of fire in Chevy Volts January 20