EPA May Force VW to Build Electric Cars in US
German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reports the EPA has asked VW to produce electric vehicles as its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and to help build a network of EV charging stations in the US.
“Talks with the EPA are ongoing and we are not commenting on the contents and state of the negotiations,” a VW spokesman told Reuters. The EPA declined to comment.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and others suggested this idea back in December.
As reported by AutoBlog, Musk, along with a coalition of Silicon Valley leaders and environmentalists (executives at the Sierra Club and SolarCity among them) sent a letter to the California Air Resource Board chair Mary Nichols saying VW should be forced to “cure the air, not the cars” by ditching diesel and instead focusing on EVs.
Energy Manager News
- Put Safety First in LED Installations
- Microsoft: Data Centers to Use 50% Renewables by 2018
- Solar Installation Dedicated in Brooklyn
- Duke Energy SC Customers Have Reaped $5M in Solar Rebates Since Last October
- BidEnergy Launches Its ‘Source-to-Pay’ Process for Energy in U.S. Market
- Garden State Residential, Commercial Customers Will Pay Less for Gas This Winter
- Better Buildings, Better Plants: 12 Success Stories
- CA Governor Signs Bill Clarifying PACE Disclosures