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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


States to streamline electric vehicle rules
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

State officials from 10 Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states announced a new plan October 19 to spur electric vehicle deployment along the East Coast


DOC, DOT collaborate on Buy America
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

The Departments of Commerce and Transportation announced October 18 a partnership to target federal investments in rail, highway, and airport infrastructure to domestic manufacturers


CARB vehicle standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 11 2011

On December 7, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposed combining California’s zero-emission vehicle program, passenger cars and light-duty trucks emissions regulations, and a clean fuels outlet measure into a single program designed to facilitate the deployment of 1.4 million battery-operated electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2025


California Air Resources Board to strengthen vehicle emission standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 24 2011

On July 19, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a proposal at a workshop that would require new passenger cars sold in California in 2025 to emit 75 percent less smog-forming pollution than today’s vehicles


European Commission approves biofuel certification plans
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 24 2011

The European Commission approved seven certification schemes that will be recognized throughout the 27 European Union member states


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


$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


Fuel standards supported with contingencies
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

During a field hearing January 17, automakers told the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that proposed new standards for fuel efficiency and GHG emissions for cars built between 2017 and 2025 will benefit the environment and allow the car industry to plan, as long as the government allows some flexibility on its targets