VW Settlement Update

In July 2016, Volkswagen (VW) agreed to a multiple-part settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency as a result of the illegal installation of ‘defeat devices’ on their diesel engines in violation of the Clean Air Act. There are two key programs of that settlement that offer emissions reduction opportunities for states: 1. A Zero Emissions […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – July 27

Electric Vehicles If you are interested in the new Hyundai Kona, this Clean Technica review suggests you might want to ‘get one quick’. The demand for the new Kona with its 64 kWh battery and EPA projected 250-mile range may be higher than the low production numbers Hyundai is planning. Another vehicle that might peak […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – July 6

This has been a firecracker week in more ways than one! Electrify The South and the League of Women Voters partnered to promote the NextCar Pledge in the Safety Harbor Independence Day Parade. It was a chance to inform parade goers what EV models exist, show off the emission and noise-free benefits of EVs, and to […]

Electric Vehicle Weekly News Roundup – June 29

This week as we gear up for Independence Day celebrations, it’s a great time to consider the Independence that electric vehicles provide!  They offer Independence from foreign oil, Freedom from disastrous oil spills on our beaches and land, Independence from high priced gasoline and Freedom from carbon dioxide pollution with zero emissions!  We hope that you get a chance to see […]

Leilani Munter’s Letter to NC DOT About Tesla, Free Market Economics and the Future of Electric Vehicles

I find it sad that the North Carolina Department of Transportation would even consider making it difficult for Charlotte residents to purchase an American-built, Motor Trend Car of the Year that has sourced from over 30 manufacturers in North Carolina.

Free market economics is touted by conservatives, and yet almost routinely now we are seeing legislation being introduced across the United States designed solely to block the competition that Tesla is bringing to the old guard. Has everyone forgotten that it is unconstitutional to regulate interstate commerce?

Corporate Social Responsibility with Renewable Power, is Coca-Cola Next?

With its ambitious 35% renewable energy goals by 2020, and with key federal tax credit incentives soon expiring, it’s possible Coca-Cola could soon join other major, responsible corporations and purchase substantial quantities of wind and solar power.