Posted in January 2013

A Smart Solution

I think anyone can appreciate the need for a fresh approach to solving transportation funding in Virginia, but the Governor’s latest proposal makes for simply bad policy. Governor McDonnell’s proposal would ax the current 17.5 cent tax on gasoline, replacing the lost revenue by increasing the state’s sales tax, increasing renewals by $15 per year, and adding a $100 fee for owning a hybrid or electric vehicle (EV). To understand why this is bad policy, we need to first understand the problem. That problem … Continue reading

Turning Over a New Leaf

Nissan recently announced an updated version of its first generation Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV). This update to me, is more than just your standard car update, it signifies that Nissan is serious about EVs. You can read all about it the changes to the 2013 model here. This post is all about  highlighting what makes … Continue reading