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Country’s Highest EV Tax Proposed in Louisiana

In late March 2019, Louisiana State Representative Stephen Carter introduced a gas tax proposal that includes a record-breaking $300 per year fee for all electric vehicle drivers. This fee would be the country’s largest, and would certainly impact the growth of electric vehicle ownership in the state. Unlike the gas-and-diesel portion of Representative Carter’s proposed…

DOE Announces $15 Million to Accelerate the Deployment of Energy Efficient Transportation Technologies

Got a powerful idea for clean transportation? The DOE might be willing to help fund it! Take a look at this recent announcement, care of our friends at La Clean Fuels ( http://www.louisianacleanfuels.org ). December 21, 2016 – 1:00pm – Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced $15 million, subject to appropriations, to support community-based projects…

What Would You Like to See in Louisiana EV?

If you could make one request related to electric transportation in Louisiana, what would it be? Two requests? EVLA is forming a top ten list for policymakers to help advance electric vehicle use and we need your help! More charging stations in public buildings? A pilot project for electric buses? An electric vehicle utility rate?…

VW Electric Vehicle Settlement Announced, CA ZEV Investments Posted

As a result of bypassing federal regulations on diesel emissions, Volkswagen Motors made a settlement with the US government that obliges the company to make a substantial investment in clean technologies, including electric vehicles and EV infrastructure. California recently held several open sessions inviting ideas on use of the VW settlement funds. The concepts presented…

eMotoRacing and EV Expo 2016

Spring EV Expo 2016 DATE CHANGED FORWARD ONE DAY: SUNDAY March 20, 2016 12pm-4pm NOLA Motorsports Center, Avondale, LA Held in conjunction with America’s only zero-emissions motorcycle race eMotoRacing as well as vintage/historic races March 18-20, 2016 EV Expo entry included with Motorsports Center day pass Learn about EVs and talk to owners of Nissan…