Electric Vehicles

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Electric Vehicles Continue Gaining Consumer Acceptance

As government mandates like Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets make electric cars more attractive to manufacturers looking to meet these standards, it is worth asking how consumers are responding to these vehicles as they...more

The Maturing of China's Auto Market

The Center for Automotive Research held its 50th anniversary Management Briefing Seminars event last week in Traverse City, Michigan. The theme of the conference was “Competition Rules!” and featured an in-depth look at the...more

Renewable Energy Update - June 2015

Renewable Energy Focus - California Senate approves legislation to combat global warming: San Jose Mercury News - Jun 3: The California Senate approved a sweeping package of climate change bills designed to cement the...more

China Update - March 2015

In This Issue: - Quote of the Week - U.S.-China Relations - Trade - Excerpt from U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS: Presidential Advisor Susan Rice Meets with Senior Chinese Official - On February 25, China’s...more

Renewable Energy Update - March 2015

Renewable Energy Focus: California to spend $20 million on building part of 'hydrogen highway' - Los Angeles Times - Feb 22: The California Energy Commission is spending $20 million to build nearly half...more

ML Strategies Energy and Environment Update: Week of 1/13/2015

ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE - The 114th Congress and the final two years of the Obama Administration include a full energy and environment agenda....more

New Legislative Requirements For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At California Commercial Properties

Effective January 1, 2015, commercial landlords are prohibited from entering into leases or other occupancy agreements that include any unreasonable restriction or prohibition on the installation or use of an electric vehicle...more

California Update: New Laws Give Residential and Commercial Tenants Rights to Install EV Charging Stations and Streamline...

Last month Governor Brown signed AB 2565, which gives residential and commercial tenants new rights to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and AB 2188, which directs cities and counties to streamline permitting...more

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014

Renewable Energy Focus - Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint: Los Angeles Times - Aug 1: Sonoma County is at the forefront among eco-minded communities plunging into the power business...more

Not Everyone Can Run Elon Musk’s Playbook

If anything, Musk’s letter actually underscores the need for a cohesive patent strategy at the outset, when large competitors can easily copy your efforts....more

Why Tesla’s Patent Move May Standardize Electric Cars, Not Patent Strategies

This is a once in a century technological leap, and I think Tesla needs to force itself to be the standard (by making this free licensing move) if the company is going to have longevity....more

Why Did Elon Musk Open Up Tesla's Patents to the Competition?

We asked IP attorneys writing on JD Supra what to make of recent news that Tesla Motors will be opening up its patents to spur innovation in the electric car field. Here's what we heard back from Joshua Cohen, partner at...more

Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Opens Investigation on Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging

On December 23rd, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (the Department) issued an Order opening an investigation into electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging . That Order, issued the same day as the...more

Renewable Energy Update -- November 22, 2013

Renewable Energy Focus: $6 million for electric vehicle infrastructure in California -- Green Car Congress - Nov 13: The California Energy Commission has issued a $6 million competitive grant solicitation to fund the...more

Renewable Energy Update -- October 18, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus -- 3 models that could help utilities make money from solar power - Green Tech Solar News - Sep 30: Much like tech companies of the 1990s, utilities face an “unavoidable shift” and don’t have any...more

Lithium-Ion Battery Prices Likely to Plummet, but Cost of Electric Cars May Be Slow to Follow

If the leading industry experts are correct, prices for hybrid and electric vehicles should start to drop, but not nearly as much as you might expect. According to the Wall Street Journal, the head of a major lithium-ion...more

Japan Continues to Offer Electric Vehicle Incentives

Many countries around the world are struggling to build a strong electric vehicle (EV) industry. The actual sales of EV’s are far below the target number of many governments....more

Energy And Environment Update -- July 1, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

Episode 99 – Jason Wolf Discusses Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions June 25, 2013

In Episode 99 of The Wendel Forum (originally aired on June 15, 2013, on 960 KNEW AM radio), show moderator Bill Acevedo, chair of Wendel Rosen’s sustainable business practice group, welcomes Jason Wolf, CEO of Collaboratev,...more

An End to Range Anxiety

In the late 90’s, my wife and I—then two engineers working in the automotive industry—flew to Los Angeles for a wedding. While waiting in line to rent a car, we noticed a poster showing that we could rent GM’s electric car,...more

Electric Vehicles Plans In China For GM

General Motors has opened an Advanced Materials Lab in Shanghai, and has brought to the Chinese market some of its most recent electrified vehicles. Among these are the Chevrolet Volt, the Buick LaCrosse with eAssist, and the...more

Ford Increases Electric Vehicle Dealers And Pushes Sales

The number of Ford Motor Company dealers who can sell electric vehicles will more than quadruple this spring. The company will so have 900 certified dealers, up from the 200 it had near the end of last year. The dealers will...more

Sports Car With Detroit Name (again)

Detroit Electric has announced that in early April it will unveil a partnership with a Chinese carmaker to start August production of a limited edition, all electric sports vehicle in Michigan. Detroit Electric is led by...more

The Sequestration, Funding for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Projects, and D.C.’s New Energy Leadership

On March 6, the House passed H.R. 933, a resolution that continues government spending past March 27, when the current continuing resolution expires. The proposed measure provides funding through the end of the fiscal year in...more

Energy And Environment Update -- March 11, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Department of Commerce; Treasury Department; Federal Energy Regulatory...more

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