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Say what? Rep. Dingell claims Chevy Volt is "selling like hotcakes"

There isn't a much bigger Congressional champion than Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), but if a recent story in the Detroit News is correct, then we'd like to know where he's getting his information.

Rep. Dingell not happy with China's electric vehicle "requests"

Let's say you're an non-Chinese automaker interested in selling your cars in China. More specifically, say you're looking to sell a groundbreaking electric vehicle there. The cost might be higher than you're willing to pay. A recent report in The Wall Street Journal claims that the Chi

Let's Make a Deal: Automakers reportedly reach agreement with lawmakers on carbon cap legislation

Now that the U.S. has officially concluded that greenhouse gasses are harmful to human health, it's time to do something about them. One major hurdle standing in the way of the U.S. implementing carbon cap and trade legislation appears to have been cleared as both the domestic automakers and Michigan's legislature have lifted their opposition and now support for the bill. Why? T

Dingell and Waxman will fight for leadership position in Committee on Energy and Commerce

Following Barack Obama's - and the Democrats' - huge win on Tuesday, Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) released a statement (PDF) saying he was seeking the chairmanship of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. That position is currently held by the Detroit automakers' great friend Sebastian Blanco

Rep. Dingell proposes tax on fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Rep. John Dingell (D-Dearborn, MI) has created a legislative proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as much as by 60 to 80 percent in 2050. How? By creating a tax on fuels and CO2 emissions. The amount: $50 per ton of CO2 and 50 cents a gallon for gasoline. It will include the elimination of tax exemptions for large homes as well. Dingell also supports the Hill-Terry initiative that is trying to raise mileage standards by 40 percent in 2022.

Dingell will kill CAFE

You may recall the fight over CAFE before the Senate took a Summer break. Well, the Senate is back in session and Rep. John Dingell is ready to mount another CAFE antler on his wall. Rep. Dingell told the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) that "we're going to win this fight." Dingell is talking about the fight over fuel economy standards, or CAFE. Dingel