September 27, 2017

Regulators Force Rival Automakers To Fund Tesla

Regulators Force Rival Automakers To Fund Tesla

A recent Bloomberg report highlighted that rival automakers are being forced to fund Tesla, through electric vehicle (EV) credits in California:
September 22, 2017

Russian Industry Cashing-In On Electric Vehicle Materials

Russian Industry Cashing-In On Electric Vehicle Materials

Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy company, Rosatom, plans join “the lithium rush” to cash-in on rising demand for the metal used in electric vehicle batteries: Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation is joining the lithium rush as it seeks to profit from the boom in electric vehicles whose batteries use the metal.
September 14, 2017

Union Seeks To Cut-Off Tesla’s Tax Breaks

Union Seeks To Cut-Off Tesla’s Tax Breaks

A California labor union is taking aim at Tesla by pushing lawmakers there to cut-off tax breaks to the company “in an effort to punish Tesla Motors for resisting a unionization campaign”
September 13, 2017

DC Solar Program Misleads, Falls Short

DC Solar Program Misleads, Falls Short

The Washington City Paper reports that the nonprofit the Washington, DC government pays to operate the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility is not on track to meet its renewable energy target:
September 5, 2017

California Scraps $3 Billion Dollar “Tesla Bill,” For Now

California Scraps $3 Billion Dollar “Tesla Bill,” For Now

California’s $3 billion dollar “Tesla bill,” AB 1184, has been scrapped in favor of merely calling on the California Air Resources Board to conduct a study on electric vehicle rebate legislation
September 1, 2017

Will EV Makers Fight Over The Government Trough?

Will EV Makers Fight Over The Government Trough?

Legislation in California – deemed the “Tesla bill” –- to offer incentives for purchasing electric vehicles, especially Teslas, has hit a snag
August 29, 2017

California Helps Wealthy Buy Electric Cars

California Helps Wealthy Buy Electric Cars

The state of California has spent $449 million so far pushing consumers towards electric vehicles
August 29, 2017

German Enviro Leader Ditched His EV

German Enviro Leader Ditched His EV

Johannes Remmel, the former environment minister for Germany’s largest state, North Rhein-Westphalia, ditched his taxpayer-purchased Tesla Model S
August 15, 2017

California Regulators Target Race Cars

California Regulators Target Race Cars

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. But maybe not in California. The federal Clean Air Act and the California Health and Safety Code historically have given racing vehicles broad exemptions from emission standards.