When the government says ‘no’ to electric vehicles, here’s why it is wrong

The federal government has rejected electric vehicles that don’t meet federal safety requirements, but the government is working to put the brakes on state-sponsored programs to encourage automakers to adopt the technology.

The Department of Energy (DOE) has rejected proposals from the National Electric Vehicle Association (NEVA) to develop a national regulatory program for electric vehicles in states that have not yet taken action.

The DOE said it would work with NEVA and other electric vehicle proponents to craft a nationwide, statewide, national regulatory plan that could include electric vehicle standards, vehicle charging standards, and a national EV charging network.

The rejection of NEVA’s proposal comes after the DOE said in January that it would support “road-ready” electric vehicles from states that are taking the right steps toward a national charging network by 2020.

However, the DOE told the Washington Examiner in February that it had no intention of implementing a national network until all states had taken the right actions to address vehicle safety.

The federal government’s rejection of a new electric vehicle program comes just days after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the implementation of an emergency rule that would mandate that new electric vehicles be manufactured to meet safety standards, a move that would allow states to test and certify vehicles before rolling them out to the general public.

The rule would also allow states and localities to implement new vehicle emission standards, among other things.

The EPA’s rule requires new electric models to meet emissions standards for fuel efficiency, emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and ozone.

NEVA said that the rule would force the U.S. to be a “laggard” when it comes to adopting EV standards.

“The NEVA proposal would be an important step toward ensuring that we are a laggard when it come to adopting electric vehicle regulations,” NEVA president Jeff Skoll said in a statement.

“It is a win-win for all of us and it will give Americans more confidence in the safety and efficiency of electric vehicles and the electric charging infrastructure.”

The rejection also comes a day after the Department of Transportation announced that it will support the National Plug-In Vehicle Network (NPUV), a nationwide network of charging stations.

The DOT will launch the network at the end of February, with a goal of reaching 100 percent of vehicle miles traveled by 2020, according to a DOT statement.