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Weekly Recap: GM posts solid profits, not looking for partners

Weekly Recap: GM posts solid profits, not looking for partners

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Plants/Manufacturing, Auto Shanghai 2015, Ford, GMWe recap the week's events with a focus on General Motors' plan to avoid entanglements and partners. Plus other news and notes from around the auto world.Continue reading Weekly Recap: GM posts soli [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Senators want stronger RFS, Toyota working to improve mobility in Bangkok

Recharge Wrap-up: Senators want stronger RFS, Toyota working to improve mobility in Bangkok

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Toyota, Alternative Fuels, Ethanol, Transportation AlternativesA new introduced to the House aims to deregulate E15. A bipartisan group of 37 senators are asking the EPA to strengthen the RFS. The Toyota Mobility Foundation is launching a pilot program in Bangko [more]
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Washington State bill would fine left-lane hogs for going too slow

Washington State bill would fine left-lane hogs for going too slow

Filed under: Government/Legal, DrivingA bill in the Washington State Senate would fine left-lane hogs on a sliding scale based on how slow they are going below the speed limit. The penalties come on top of the state's current ban on clogging up the passing lane.Continue reading Washington State bill [more]
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California bill would let classic car owners out of smog check for $200

California bill would let classic car owners out of smog check for $200

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Ownership, Emissions, Maintenance, United States, ClassicsA bill currently in committee in the California State Assembly would allow some classic car owners to pay $200 to waive the state's smog check after meeting some other criteria.Continue reading California [more]
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Armed Services Committee orders more F-35s, A-10 decision coming

Armed Services Committee orders more F-35s, A-10 decision coming

Filed under: Government/Legal, MilitaryDespite opposition from the Pentagon and Government Accountability Office, the House Armed Services Committee will order more F-35 fighters.Continue reading Armed Services Committee orders more F-35s, A-10 decision comingArmed Services Committee orders more F-3 [more]
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Oregon ready to up EV tax incentive to $3,000

Oregon ready to up EV tax incentive to $3,000

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Car Buying, NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle), Electric, Hybrid, HydrogenOregon House Bill 2092 would auction tax credits to fund a series of rebates for alternative-fuel vehicles. Buyers could get $3,000 for an EV purchase.Continue reading Oregon ready to up [more]
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Far from tolls, New York gathers location data through E-ZPass

Far from tolls, New York gathers location data through E-ZPass

Filed under: Government/LegalE-ZPass readers are used for more than collecting tolls in New York.Continue reading Far from tolls, New York gathers location data through E-ZPassFar from tolls, New York gathers location data through E-ZPass originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:01:00 [more]
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Supreme Court: Police cannot prolong traffic stops

Supreme Court: Police cannot prolong traffic stops

Filed under: Government/LegalPolice officers cannot detain motorists for any longer than necessary during ordinary traffic stops.Continue reading Supreme Court: Police cannot prolong traffic stopsSupreme Court: Police cannot prolong traffic stops originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2015 0 [more]
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Norway about to run out of EV incentives; plan to be reviewed

Norway about to run out of EV incentives; plan to be reviewed

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, Europe, ElectricNorway is about to reach its 50,000-vehicle limit for government incentives towards plug-in vehicles.Continue reading Norway about to run out of EV incentives; plan to be reviewedNorway about to run out of EV incentives; plan to be reviewe [more]
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Knife-wielding man rides hood of car through 7 towns

Knife-wielding man rides hood of car through 7 towns

Filed under: Government/LegalWhen a jealous boyfriend came at him with a knife, Dwayne Harvard drove off with the assailant on the hood, through seven successive communities. Now the driver's facing criminal charges.Continue reading Knife-wielding man rides hood of car through 7 townsKnife-wielding [more]
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GM ignition switch deaths grow to 87 people

GM ignition switch deaths grow to 87 people

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety, United StatesIn the latest release from the GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility the number of deaths grows to 87 people, 3 more than the previous week, and injuries remain at 157.Continue reading GM ignition switch deaths grow to 87 peopleGM [more]
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Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

Filed under: Government/Legal, Auto RepairAutomakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles.Continue reading Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing carsAutomakers to gearheads: Stop repairing [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: 180 cities want to host Formula E, Tesla talks about Utah problems

Recharge Wrap-up: 180 cities want to host Formula E, Tesla talks about Utah problems

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Motorsports, Videos, Tesla, Emissions, ElectricIn a video, Tesla discusses its Utah store that was shut down days before it was scheduled to open. The EPA has published a report quantifying greenhouse gas emissions in the US. Formula E is seen as a hot commodity [more]
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Oklahoma ridesharing bill would allow Lyft, gay rider discrimination

Oklahoma ridesharing bill would allow Lyft, gay rider discrimination

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives, United StatesOklahoma's HB 1614 would allow ridesharing companies to operate in the state, but a new amendment would also allow discrimination of gay customers.Continue reading Oklahoma ridesharing bill would allow Lyft, gay rider di [more]
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Cummins asks anti-gay repair shop to stop using its logo

Cummins asks anti-gay repair shop to stop using its logo

Filed under: Government/LegalCummins has stepped in to oppose a Michigan repair shop owner who's refusing service to gays, asking that he remove their logo from his website.Continue reading Cummins asks anti-gay repair shop to stop using its logoCummins asks anti-gay repair shop to stop using its lo [more]
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Virginia poised to limit license-plate reader records

Virginia poised to limit license-plate reader records

Filed under: Government/LegalVirginia could soon set the strictest limits in the nation on how long law-enforcement agencies can retain automated license-plate reader records.Continue reading Virginia poised to limit license-plate reader recordsVirginia poised to limit license-plate reader records o [more]
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Michigan automotive repair shop owner says he will refuse 'openly gay' customers

Michigan automotive repair shop owner says he will refuse 'openly gay' customers

Filed under: Government/LegalBrian Klawiter, the owner of an automotive repair shop called Dieseltec in Grandville, MI, says he will "not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons." Oh yeah, he's a winner.Continue reading Michigan automotive repair shop owner says he will refuse [more]
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Tesla close to being able to sell EVs in Maryland [UPDATE]

Tesla close to being able to sell EVs in Maryland [UPDATE]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, United States, ElectricTesla may be on the verge of getting approval from the state of Maryland for direct-to-consumer sales.Continue reading Tesla close to being able to sell EVs in Maryland [UPDATE]Tesla close to being able to sell EVs in Maryland [UPDA [more]
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Hillary Clinton going back to ethanol in Iowa

Hillary Clinton going back to ethanol in Iowa

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Ethanol, United StatesHillary Clinton was reportedly 'extremely receptive' when asked about biofuels in a private meeting with ethanol supporters.Continue reading Hillary Clinton going back to ethanol in IowaHillary Clinton going back to ethanol in Iowa original [more]
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