Steve Hanley, Author at EV Obsession


About Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley I have been a car nut since the days when Rob Walker and Henry N. Manney, III graced the pages of Road & Track. Today, I use my trusty Miata for TSD rallies and occasional track days at Lime Rock and Watkins Glen. If it moves on wheels, I'm interested in it. Please follow me on Google + and Twitter.



Author Archives: Steve Hanley

Subaru Will Add EVs To Lineup

May 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Subaru is getting ready to dip a toe into the market for electric cars. It needs to if it wants to continue selling it products in places like China with strict efficiency and emissions rules.


BMW Turns Light Poles Into EV Chargers

May 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A year ago, BMW's carsharing program known as ReachNow folded up shop in San Francisco and moved to Seattle. The service began with 370 cars, including electric BMW i3 sedans and conventional 3 Series and MINI offerings. A year later, the ReachNow fleet has grown to more than 700 cars and expanded to Portland and Brooklyn. It now has more than 50,000 members


California May Shift EV Subsidies To Point Of Sale Rebates

May 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

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California is about to begin testing a new "point of sale" clean vehicle rebate plan in San Diego. Under the present rules, people who purchase a qualifying EV can get a check back from the state for up to $7,000, depending on their income level. California started indexing its rebate program to income level a few years ago to avoid the charge that the incentives the state was offering were mostly benefiting wealthy tech tycoons and Hollywood stars replacing their Porsches with Teslas. The state is much more interested in encouraging low-income families to give up their inefficient and pollution-belching commuter cars and drive a low- or zero-emissions (and far safer) car instead



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