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Drivers in California May Soon Pay By the Mile

Drivers in California May Soon Pay By the Mile

States have long relied on gas taxes to cover the cost of building and maintaining their highway infrastructure. That approach falls apart as more and more EVs take to the road. California is exploring another option: tracking the mileage motorists log and charging them according to how far they drive. That could help prevent a gas tax shortfall of more than $4 billion over the next decade.

Musk Appears to Reverse Course on Tesla Supercharger Cuts

Musk Appears to Reverse Course on Tesla Supercharger Cuts

Just days after firing the head of Tesla’s Supercharger operations – and dismissing her entire 500-person staff – CEO Elon Musk appeared to reverse course, announcing on his social media site X that the automaker still will invest “well over” $500 million on “new sites and expansions” of the public charging system. The apparent turnaround comes as Tesla comes under increasing pressure from Tesla investors, analysts, owners and other automakers who have done deals to gain access to the Supercharger network for their own EV customers.

Trump Vows to Reverse Biden EV, Auto Emissions Rules – for $1 Billion

Trump Vows to Reverse Biden EV, Auto Emissions Rules – for $1 Billion

President Donald Trump outlined a series of changes he’ll make to the Biden administration’s policies on EVs and other environmental rules if he wins reelection next November. But the changes he promised during a meeting with oil industry CEOs carries a $1 billion quid pro quo in campaign funds.

Musk Wants Shareholders to Vote – Again – on His $56 Billion Pay Plan

Musk Wants Shareholders to Vote – Again – on His $56 Billion Pay Plan

Elon Musk took a big hit to the wallet in January when a Delaware judge rejected the $56 billion payout he was awarded by Tesla. The decision, along with Tesla’s weakened stock price, briefly knocked Musk off his perch as the world’s richest man. Now, Tesla is asking its shareholders to vote again on the pay plan while proposing other changes that would make it less likely future proposals could run into legal trouble.

GM Takes Another Step Toward Going Back to the Moon

GM Takes Another Step Toward Going Back to the Moon

General Motors is headed back to the moon — maybe. It is providing Ultium batteries as well as some experience with chassis and suspension development for the next-generation lunar terrain vehicle that just got the green light from NASA. Find out more about the project and GM’s role in it at Headlight.News.