Tesla Motors Inc. appealed New Jersey’s ban on direct auto sales, arguing that the decision thwarts the carmaker’s mission of providing sustainable transportation and unfairly favors entrenched franchise dealers.
Bloomberg BNA — An agreement signed in October 2013 by the governors of California, Oregon and Washington and the leader of British Columbia to collaborate on climate policies could produce a consistent fueling infrastructure for electric vehicles on the West Coast, California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Matt Rodriquez said March 27.
China may exempt electric-car buyers from paying purchase taxes as part of expanded state measures to bolster sales of such vehicles after past incentives failed to spur demand, Vice Premier Ma Kai said.
Daimler AG, the third-biggest maker of luxury cars, will acquire Evonik Industries AG’s 50.1 percent stake in their Li-Tec joint venture, making it the sole owner of the lithium-ion battery-cell manufacturer.
Tesla Motors Inc. said it will add battery shields underneath its Model S electric-powered sedans as U.S. regulators ended a four-month investigation into fires that occurred after the cars struck road debris.