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Oil company CEO, Senators asking questions about ethanol mandate, RIN rules

To paraphrase Valero Energy Company CEO Bill Klesse: Enough already on federal ethanol blend mandates!

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GM expands Warren battery lab to better test ELR, next-gen Volt packs

General Motors is proud of its battery lab in Warren, MI, where a lot of work was done to bring the lithium-ion Chevy Volt pack to life. The crazy (and crazy expensive) Voltec development rush from years past may be over, but the lab is still cranking out technology for GM's electrified vehicle programs. In fact, GM announced today a massive expansion as it gets ready for the Cadillac ELR, the

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Texas senator proposes end to federal auto loans

Back in 2007 Congress, created the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing federal loan program to allow the government to loan up to $25 billion to car manufacturers. The federal loans were created to help provide the money necessary to retool factories and build more fuel-efficient vehicles, but now some members of Congress are looking to end the program well short of the $25 billion mark.

Senator Stabenow re-pitches $7,500 plug-in vehicle point-of-purchase rebate

Currently, buyers of eligible plug-in vehicles receive a $7,500 federal tax credit upon filing their income taxes. In some situations, that $7,500 arrives up to a year after one has plunked down cash to buy a battery-powered auto. However, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), looks to put an end to the delay with a reintroduced bill that, if passed, would provide a $7,500 point-of-purchase rebate to plug-in vehicles buyers.

Report: GM resuming political donations

In the spring of 2009, General Motors took a break from swimming in the political pool. Now that it's done toweling off the bankruptcy blues, The General is reportedly ready for another dip. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Detroit automaker has just lifte

Report: Japan opens Cash-for-Clunkers to U.S. brands

Japan's Transport Minister Seiji Maehara saying words we put into his mouth

Army takes delivery of Equinox FCV as Project Driveway kicks off

The US Army took delivery of the first Chevy Equinox fuel-cell vehicle yesterday during a Washington, D.C. ceremony that marked the kickoff of GM's new Project Driveway initiative. Maj. Gen. Roger A. Nadeau (above), commander of the US Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command, was on hand to accept the keys fro