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The Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth Releases Recommendations for the Future of Transportation in...

At 12:30 on December 14, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew...more

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GM's Planned Cuts Require Action by Its Suppliers

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In the face of what General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra calls a “fast-changing market,” this week General Motors announced its plans to end the production of certain vehicles, reduce its North American work force by more than 10%,...more

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The Electric Scooter Craze: What Can Employers Do to Protect Themselves from Potential Liability?

If you haven’t ridden one yet, it’s likely you’ve had one fly by you on the sidewalk. Electric scooters – or e-scooters – have quickly descended upon most major cities in America. These app-based scooters let a user ride...more

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How electric vehicles are driving change

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The demand for electric cars is rising. In 2011, only 1,000 electric vehicles were sold in the UK. In 2018, this number increased to 485,000, with a new electric vehicle being registered with the DVLA every 3.6 seconds...more

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Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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The G-20 summit in Buenos Aires wrapped this weekend with the nations agreeing to a joint statement that “affirms the importance of the multilateral trading system” while giving ground to both the US and China over language...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Global AV and EV Regulatory Approaches in Focus Recently at Frankfurt Roundtable

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Given the pace of change in the automotive industry and related technologies, combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny and recent developments in trade and M&A, there are several risks and challenges the global automotive...more

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Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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GM’s Monday announcement about cutting 14,000 North American jobs drew the ire of the White House yesterday, which threatened to “end federal tax credits” that have helped subsidize the company’s electric-vehicle fleet....more

Wilson Elser

As Electric Scooters Barrel Their Way into the Sharing Economy, Manufacturers and Their Insurers Should Prepare for an Influx of...

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Electric scooters and the shared economy - If you have spent any time in Los Angeles or New York City recently, you may have noticed adults riding two-wheeled electric scooters - the type we are more accustomed to seeing...more

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Autonomous Cars Will Change More Than Just the Way We Drive

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If you talk to anyone involved in the automotive and transit sectors, the conversation will inevitably touch on how impactful autonomous vehicles and next-generation transit will be on our day-to-day lives. In our February 8,...more

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The UK’s future electric vehicle charging infrastructure: A new asset class for investors and new business models for market...

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The UK has published its Road to Zero Strategy, a policy roadmap for the UK’s decarbonization pathway to zero emission vehicles (ZEV)....more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - November 2018

New York Sues Exxon Mobil, Saying It Deceived Shareholders on Climate Change - "The litigation, which follows more than three years of investigation, represents the most significant legal effort yet to establish that a...more

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GM Bucks Feds On Emissions

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We might be at least part of the way through the looking glass in the Automotive Industry as OEMs, led by General Motors, are looking to keep the industry pointed in the direction of zero-emission vehicles and the Federal...more

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The EASA publishes proposed airworthiness standards for small eVTOL aircraft for public consultation

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On 15 October 2018, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) opened a public consultation on proposed airworthiness standards for the certification of small electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The EASA...more

Harris Beach PLLC

New York State Announces $300,000 for Municipalities for Zero-Emission Vehicles Purchase or Lease

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the availability of $300,000 in rebates from the state's Environmental Protection Fund to municipalities for the purchase or lease of...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - October 2018 #3

How DC Unleashed Fossil-Fuel Exports Despite Climate Worries - "Since Donald Trump took office in 2017, exports of LNG and crude oil have surged, rivaling the likes of Saudi Arabia and Russia." Why this is important: The...more

Dentons

Smart Transportation & Infrastructure Challenges

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When it comes to transportation infrastructure in our country’s largest cities, we all agree that our cash-strapped transit grids are bad, and traffic is worse. In any major city, one need only cast a gaze skyward to the...more

Williams Mullen

Virginia Releases 2018 Energy Plan

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On October 2, 2018, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan (the “Energy Plan”), which provides an update on Virginia’s current energy system and a strategic vision for the Commonwealth’s energy...more

Allen Matkins

Renewable Energy Update - October 2018

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Focus - Governor Brown signs key energy storage bill - SOLAR INDUSTRY MAGAZINE - Oct 2 Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law S.B.700, a bill that could result in nearly 3 gigawatts of behind-the-meter energy storage...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Have Electric Scooters Pushed Cities Too Far?

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In our May 31 article, “Scooters – The Next Mobility Wave”, we talked about how electric scooters such as Lime, Bird, and Spin have been taking cities by storm. We noted how they are many times met with enthusiasm by the...more

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Electrification Futures Study - Scenarios of Electric Technology Adoption in Power Consumption for the United States: National...

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (“NREL”) released a July 2018 study titled: Electrification Futures Study: Scenarios of Electric Technology Adoption in Power Consumption for the United States (“Study”)...more

Perkins Coie

Recent Developments in State Regulatory Approaches to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

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Thanks to better technology and lower costs, fuel efficient electric vehicles (EVs) are on the move in nearly every state in the country. EVs have sparked what some believe will be a transportation sector transformation. And...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

From Econobox to Land Yacht: Upsizing Electric Vehicles for Larger Margins

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When the Toyota Prius was first introduced to the United States back in 2000 (and to Japan earlier in 1997), it set the stage for a distant future tsunami of hybrid models. However, early hybrid models were aimed at meeting...more

Allen Matkins

Sustainable Development Update - August 2018 #3

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Sustainable Development Focus - Trump signs military funding bill that includes focus on energy and climate security - GREENTECH MEDIA - Aug 13 President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a military spending...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Electric Scooter and Bike-Sharing Backlash Is Forcing Cities to Rethink Transit 2.0 Initiatives

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If you happen to live in, or have visited, a mid-size to large city in Canada or the United States over the past few years, you’ve likely seen a millennial cruise down the sidewalk on an electric scooter, sipping their Chai...more

Allen Matkins

Sustainable Development Update - August 2018 #2

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Sustainable Development Focus - What an 'innovation district' could mean for Boyle Heights - LOS ANGELES TIMES - Aug 8 The city of Los Angeles is in the middle of a multi-year process to rewrite its zoning code. Among...more

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