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What's the dumbest thing an automaker has done to meet government regulations?

Jacking up the entire car to meet headlight-height laws, adding sketchy plastic seats to a pickup bed to skirt the Chicken Tax... or worse?

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The members of the Renault-Nissan Alliance have taken measures to keep one from interfering in the governance of the other - and to limit the influence of the French government on both.

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Government Miffed About VW Scandal

Diesel vehicles' majority share in France may be threatened after subsidies are removed.

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Tesla Alters Its New Incentive Program In Virginia

Tesla's $2,000 incentive program makes state officials none too happy, so automaker tweaks it.

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State Aims To Have 3% Of New Cars Be Zero Emissions This Year

California hopes to be selling all electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2030.

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Michigan Remains One Of Five States To Uphold Direct Sales Ban

Tesla executives will keep lobbying in Michigan to try to pass direct-to-consumer automobile-sales legislation.

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State Pays To Push Fleet Further Towards Zero Emissions

California funds $1.6 million to Los Angeles for low-income plug-in vehicle carsharing program.

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Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Among Models That Will No Longer Qualify For Perk

Washington State will cut plug-in vehicle incentives for people who can afford more expensive cars.

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Wealthier Citizens' Perks Are Being Cut Or Reduced

California is boosting plug-in vehicle perks for people of more modest means while axing those for wealthy EV buyers.

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Light-weighting, 8-Speed Transmissions May Do The Trick

Automakers may need to invest another $1,500 or so in midsize sedans in order to meet 2025 fuel-economy standards.

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Law Will Adjust In 2017 To Help Northeastern States

Zero-emissions vehicle credit provision favors California when it comes to model availability, sales.

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State Looks To Make Up Highway-Repair Funding Shortfall

Michigan government considers boosting vehicle-registration fees for hybrids, electric vehicles.

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Oil will be priced well under $100 a barrel for the next decade because of higher supplies, OPEC predicts.

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State Offers As Much As $6,000 In EV Perks

Colorado may have a loophole allowing for used electric vehicles to generate government incentive.

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Bill Goes Into Effect Oct. 1 With A Four-Dealership Maximum For Tesla

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signs bill into law allowing Tesla Motors direct-to-consumer sales.

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Public Likes Cars, But Flyover States Don't Get Enough Love

Plug In America touts plug-in vehicle quality but bemoans inconsistent government policy.

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Tax Breaks, Free Parking, Bus Lane Access May Be Short-Lived

After 50,000 EV sales, Norway will likely start to taper its plug-in vehicle benefits.

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Lamborghini is reportedly being offered as much as 100 million euros ($112 million) by the Italian government to hire 300 new workers to build the Urus crossover in Italy.

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A ballsy street artist in Manchester, UK has grown tired of his town's plethora of potholes, and has taken matters into his own hands.

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In an executive order, President Obama is increasing the federal fleet to 50 percent plug-ins and EVs by 2025. All of the changes should reduce government greenhouse emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels.

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CAFE Standards Get Harder To Reach As Gas Prices Fall

The US federal government might think about loosening the CAFE fuel-efficiency requirements for 2025.

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