Topic: Policy

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Why Remote Control Isn’t Required for Self-Driving Vehicles

April 8, 2021As autonomous vehicle testing advances without cohesive federal guidelines, companies are operating under inconsistent or nonexistent rules for how and whether a vehicle is monitored and controlled on the road.

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The key things to know about Biden’s EV infrastructure plan

April 7, 2021Within President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan — the American Jobs Plan — unveiled last week, the White House is proposing a massive $174 billion investment “to win the EV market.”

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Maine issues greenhouse gas reduction executive order

April 6, 2021Maine Gov. Janet Mills recently signed an executive order that calls for a clean transportation roadmap that would increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030.

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Maine Gov. Mills’ Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification

April 5, 2021Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to accelerate “clean transportation solutions” through measures such as increased charging infrastructure and more electric vehicles.

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‘Chargers Everywhere’: Biden Maps $174 Billion Path for EV Boom

April 1, 2021The U.S. auto industry sees President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package as accelerating a global shift toward electric vehicles, thanks to the $174 billion proposed for charging stations, planned consumer rebates for American-made EVs and a pledge to electrify the government’s fleet.

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Biden Infrastructure Plan Calls For $300B For EVs, Roads, Bridges

April 1, 2021President Joe Biden on March 31 released details of his infrastructure plan, which includes $621 billion for transportation infrastructure.

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Biden’s infrastructure plan could pave trucking’s zero-emissions future

March 30, 2021The president will unveil a multi-trillion-dollar spending package on Wednesday that’s expected to focus on traditional infrastructure investments, domestic manufacturing, and a plan for how the transportation industry would help combat climate change.

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Truckers Speak Out at CARB Workshop on Tough Smog Test Proposal

March 30, 2021California environmental regulators gave motor carriers a look at a tweaked heavy-duty vehicle smog inspection and maintenance program proposal that will require motor carriers to “smog test” their fleets quarterly, rather than current requirements for an annual inspection.

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Senate Legislation Targets EV Charging Stations

March 29, 2021The Securing America’s Clean Fuels Infrastructure Act would aim to expand the alternative-fuel vehicle refueling property-investment tax credit to decrease costs for deploying certain vehicle infrastructure.

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As EV economics improve, trucking may be the ‘next big frontier’ for clean transportation

March 26, 2021Transitioning all of the United States’ medium- and heavy-duty trucks to zero-emissions vehicles by 2040 would lead to cumulative pollution-related savings of $485 billion by 2050, according to Jennifer Helfrich, senior manager of state policy at Ceres.

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Coalition Asks Biden Administration to Reduce Truck Emissions by Fall 2022

March 25, 2021A wide-ranging coalition of business, science and environmental groups is calling on the Biden administration to within the next 18 months set “multi-pollutant climate and clean air standards” that will eliminate particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions from new freight trucks and buses.

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Canada’s Carbon Tax Upheld by Top Court, Cementing Green Agenda

March 25, 2021Canada’s efforts to combat climate change scored a major victory after the country’s top court ruled that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax is constitutional.

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Trucking’s relationship with environmental justice

March 24, 2021In the not too distant past, sustainability and environmental justice were not factored into truck making or buying decisions. Lately, however, there has been an increased awareness of the costs and benefits of sustainability.

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Help wanted: Transport startups hire for the ‘sweet spot’ between tech and policy

March 23, 2021TuSimple, Locomation and Waymo are preparing for driverless operations to hit the road. And they’re recruiting Washington insiders to make it happen.

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Elizabeth Warren, AOC Lay Down Green Transit Plan for Biden

March 19, 2021Progressives in the House and Senate plan to set down a marker March 18 for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans, introducing a $500 billion proposal to shift U.S. transportation away from fossil fuels.

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Vehicle-Grid Integration: Unlocking EV Value

March 16, 2021VGI options can enhance the overall value proposition of EVs and create new revenue streams as fleets embrace vehicle electrification.