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Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

Ah, Texas, the state that was formerly a nation and continues to do things slightly differently. Its politics is bare-knuckle, its hats are big, and so are its ranches. It also generates more renewable wind energy than any other state in the union. Its auto-dealer lobbyists, however, are equally... read more

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Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Romania doubles electric-car subsidies, adds 'cash for clunkers' program

In recent years, governments have increasingly worked to encourage the sales of plug-in electric vehicles. Incentive programs for the purchase of a low-emission vehicle have... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

California to test electric-car 'point of purchase' rebate for electric cars

It's clear that incentives to buy specific cars work best when they can be applied directly at the time of sale. That's why purchase rebates are widely preferred by... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Oregon mulls bonuses for salespeople who sell electric cars

The Beaver State, otherwise known as Oregon, may implement an intriguing solution to spur higher sales of electric vehicles. A new piece of legislation introduced in the... read more May 9, 2017 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

How likely is it China will outpace the U.S. in electric-car adoption? Poll results

China is the biggest new-car market in the world, and has been since 2010. The world's largest country also has some of the smoggiest cities on the planet, and that's a... read more April 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Ending tax credits would kill electric-car market, Edmunds says

The electric-car market may be in for a serious downturn when current federal tax incentives end, assuming the Trump administration declines to extend them, according to a... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Smart ebike electric bicycle

Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

If plug-in electric cars and trucks receive purchase incentives from national and state governments, what about electric bicycles? That's just what a recent report from the... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong

Hong Kong closed a tax loophole; is Tesla ancillary damage?

Government officials in Hong Kong have eliminated a popular tax exemption that made electric vehicles much cheaper to buy than comparable gasoline-powered models. Now Tesla... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

New York State is known for a lack of transparency, backroom dealings, and little public input into the deliberations that lead to legislation produced by its state... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

How to pay most of a million bucks to use the carpool lane in Florida

Some people will do anything to avoid a little traffic. Like many other states, Florida offers drivers of greener cars solo access to its high-occupancy vehicle lanes, also... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Nevada treasurer, Faraday's nemesis, turns eye toward Tesla tax-credit transfer

The state of Nevada has been fairly generous to startup electric-car makers that pledge to establish manufacturing operations within its borders. After offering a generous... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

Electric-car winds in China shift again: goals to be cut after sales fall?

Eight weeks ago, China seemed to be preparing to loosen its famously strict car-manufacturing rules for foreign makers. The government leaders who direct economic policy had... read more March 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

New York state has finally issued details on its effort to step up its efforts to promote electric cars. The Empire State is one of eight so-called "ZEV states" that have... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Biofuel, fossil-fuel lobbyists join to fight electric-car incentives

As the old saying goes: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The biofuel and fossil-fuel lobbies have argued in the past over the blending of biofuels with the general fuel... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Will GM or Tesla buyers lose electric-car tax credits first?

A major contributor to electric-car sales is the program under which buyers of new electric cars qualify for a federal income-tax credit of up to $7,500. But these tax... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Ontario, BC update electric-car incentives for Canadian buyers

Two Canadian provinces are now offering more generous incentives to electric-car buyers. Ontario is eliminating certain price caps in its electric-car incentive program... read more February 6, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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