Tag: electric vehicles

Auto Dealers Urge EPA to Hit Brakes on Stricter Emissions Rules

A group of more than 4,700 auto dealerships, calling themselves the “EV Voice of the Customer,” sent a second letter to President Joseph Biden, Jr., urging him to “hit the brakes” on a proposed EPA electric vehicle (EV) mandate. This letter, dated January 25, 2024, reminded the president that the industry group had sent a […]

USPS Unveils First Charging Stations and EVs Under Plan for Nation’s Largest Electric Fleet

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), alongside White House officials, unveiled its first set of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center (S&DC). Charging stations like these will be installed at hundreds of new S&DCs across the country throughout the year and will power what will be the nation’s largest […]

D.C. Circuit Pauses Forced Truck Electrification Lawsuit

On December 21, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia agreed to pause lawsuits seeking to end the mandatory California-led phase-in of electric heavy-duty trucks until the court rules on separate suits filed to decide whether various aspects of mandating electric passenger cars and light pickup trucks is lawful. “Judges Michelle […]

The Reality of Cutting GHG Emissions by Pushing EVs

To say that the EPA’s most ambitious plan to date to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger vehicles has been met with skepticism is an understatement. The overriding reason is that the plan isn’t realistic. The truth is clear, according to a variety of sources, for multiple reasons. The plan On April 12, 2023, […]

5 Things You Should Know About Electric Vehicle Safety Training

Electric vehicles (EV) have surged in popularity over recent years. Now, passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 promises to incentivize getting even more EVs out on the road. A reality that presents a new normal for how dealerships and repair facilities view safety training. Servicing EVs presents unique risks: like thermal runaway, a chemical […]

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California Executive Order Mandates Only Electric Vehicles Sold by 2035

On September 23, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an Executive Order mandating that all new passenger trucks and cars sold in the state be emissions-free by 2035. Symbolically, the order was signed on the hood of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, with electric vehicles (EVs) manufactured by Honda, Audi, and Tesla in the background.