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EV Tax Credit Renewal Looks Unlikely

An Obama era tax credit for buyers and lessees of new electric vehicles will not likely be extended as part of a new federal spending bill, Reuters reports.

Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.

Congress Considers Requiring Drunk Driving Tech

New proposed federal legislation would require all new vehicles to be equipped with advanced detection technology that would passively detect whether the driver is alcohol-impaired before he or she starts the engine.

Clean Cities Funding Preserved

U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar did not offer an amendment to the FY-2020 Department of Energy budget, one that would have eliminated funding for the Clean Cities program.

Some Cities Passing Tougher Distracted Driving Laws Than States

Several cities are responding to what they view as lax state legislation by passing their own distracted driving laws. Three states in the nation still allow texting while driving and only 16 have adopted hands-free laws, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.

Wyo. Senator Floats Bill to Nix EV Tax Credits

A bill that would terminate the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric vehicles was introduced by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Environment and Public Works committee.