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Feds Should Boost Electric-Car Incentives: Harry Reid, Nevada Senator

Feds Should Boost Electric-Car Incentives: Harry Reid, Nevada Senator

Today, most plug-in electric car buyers qualify for a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500--but Senator Harry Reid thinks those incentives should be expanded. He proposes to overcome one challenge with that incentive: Buyers must wait up to 15 months to realize the benefit, which they...

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2012 Fisker Karma + Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer, Hollister Municipal Airport, CA [by Refael Azi]

Fisker Karma Will Be Relaunched With 2012 Design, Updates

The future of the Fisker Karma range-extended luxury electric sedan has been in the hands of new owner Wanxiang America for many months, with little known about its relaunch... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo Van

Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

General Motors will recall 2001 through 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG natural-gas vans due to a fire risk. The recall will address faulty... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
2013 Kia Optima Hybrid

Kia Optima Diesel Mild Hybrid Planned, But Not For U.S. Market

The Kia Optima Hybrid has been the Korean brand's green-car mainstay for four years now, but now Kia is taking its hybrid technology in a new direction--at least for some... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf pickup truck

World's First Nissan Leaf Electric Pickup Truck, For Shop Use Only (Video)

As the world's best-selling electric car, the Nissan Leaf has become many things to many people. Most of the many roles the Leaf adopts, however, don't involve cutting its... read more September 19, 2014 by 


 
Audi A7 autonomous car prototype

Natural-Gas Stepchildren, Iron Butt Record, Has Tesla Beaten Dealers? Today's Car News

If you've never heard of the Iron Butt Assocation, you may not be a motorcycle rider--but you'll be interested in the first electric bike rider to win the honor. Plus a crack... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
'Iron Butt' motorcycle endurance ride by Terry Hershner on electric motorcycle

First 'Iron Butt' Award For Electric Motorcycle: Terry Hershner

The Iron Butt Association now has its first electric member, Terry Hershner. You may recognize Terry from his several cross-country attempts on his electric motorcycle. Now... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Some Solar, Wind Power Competes With Natural Gas Without Incentives: Study

Fossil fuels have been an integral part of the industrialized world since it began 250 years ago. While renewable, carbon-free energy sources have long been viewed as the... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla 'Will Prevail In All States' Against Dealer Lawsuits: Dealership Commentator

Have we just seen the first crack in the facade of auto-dealer opposition to Tesla Motors selling cars directly to retail buyers? An opinion piece in auto-industry trade... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Natural-Gas Vehicles: Honda, Chevy Are 'Neglected Stepchild' Among Green Cars

Diesels seem likely to gain U.S. market share in light trucks and SUVs, hybrids are at least holding their own, and of course sales of plug-in electric cars are rising... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
British Columbia   [image: Wikimedia Commons]

When Electric Car Incentives Expire: A Case Study In Canada

In February, the Canadian province of British Columbia became one of few areas of the world to allow its plug-in electric vehicle purchase incentives to expire. The cause was... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Tesla Model 3 Cost, Mercedes CLA Sales, Plug-In Hybrid Concept: Today's Car News

There's more Tesla news today (of course), with the electric-car company winning a court battle to sell cars in Massachusetts but facing a grim prediction by one analyst of... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Updated Ford C-Max (European market) for 2015, shown at 2014 Paris Motor Show

Updated Ford C-Max European Models Unveiled For Paris Motor Show

Just one day after it revealed a small portion of the design in a teaser photo, the updated Ford C-Max for the European market has been unveiled ahead of the Paris Motor... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Wins Dealer Battle In MA: Direct Sales, Stores Are Legal

In the state-by-state war between Tesla Motors and car-dealer associations, the electric-car maker has now added another victory to its tally. Massachusetts' highest court... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Renault Eolab: Preview Of Nissan Plug-In Hybrid At Smaller Scale?

French carmaker Renault hasn't sold cars in North America in almost 30 years, But as half of the global Renault-Nissan Alliance--and Europe's earliest volume electric-car... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, test drive in Oregon, July 2014

2014 Mercedes CLA: Smallest Benz Sees Sky-High Demand

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class compact sedan isn't much like the other cars that wear the three-pointed star badge. In contrast to most Mercedes models sold in the U.S... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
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