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Coalition Forms to Spark EV Tax Credit

The EV Drive Coalition, which formed with a stated goal to reform the federal electric vehicle tax credit, announced its official launch as the U.S. Congress convenes for its lame duck session.

Wyo. Senator Floats Bill to Nix EV Tax Credits

A bill that would terminate the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles was introduced by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works committee.

EV Tax Credit Spared by Congress

Congressional negotiators will spare a $7,500 federal tax credit that has supported sales of plug-in electric vehicles, which was put in place in 2008 and 2009 for plug-in and converted plug-in electric vehicles.

House Plan Would Eliminate EV Tax Credit

A $7,500 federal tax credit that has fueled sales of plug-in electric vehicles in recent years could be eliminated if House Republicans can include the proposal in the tax cut bill now under discussion, reports Reuters.

Transportation Group Opposes De-Funding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

A large group representing manufacturers, transportation associations, and clean air and health advocates sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a proposed amendment to the House Interior-EPA appropriations bill that would remove all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Apologizes to Congress

Michael Horn, Volkswagen's president and CEO in the U.S., apologized to members of the U.S. Congress on Oct. 8 for selling cars that included a software cheat designed to defeat federal diesel emissions testing.

U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Boost Biodiesel

A bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators has petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase biodiesel production in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard for 2016 and 2017.