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South Korea to extend electric-car subsidy to long-range vehicles too

South Korea to extend electric-car subsidy to long-range vehicles too

South Korea currently offers electric-car subsidies, but only to shorter-range vehicles. This somewhat unusual provision was put in place in 2012, the government says, to encourage sales of electric cars with convenient charging times. Under the current rule, electric cars that can fully charge in... read more

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

Which type of Green Car Reports articles are least valuable? Poll results

Last week, we wrote about the results of a Twitter poll we put up to get a feel for what our readers like best about the site. The flipside of "most valuable" is "least... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet's Steve Majoros (R) accepts Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award for Chevy Bolt EV

Which Green Car Reports articles are most valuable? Poll results

We've now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose. We wanted to survey our audience, which... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
China

China decides maybe hybrids could help its emissions too

When it comes to electric cars, China has some of the most generous incentives of any country. But in its attempt to promote greener vehicles, China has largely ignored... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How low do prices for 200-mile electric cars have to go for success? Poll results

One of the challenges of making and selling electric cars is that their batteries are still expensive. And despite some makers' absorbing losses on the earliest cars, that... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA plug-in carpool-lane access bill up for vote; here's why some oppose it

Several months ago, the allocated supply of "green stickers" that give buyers of new plug-in hybrid cars access to California carpool lanes expired. So you think that a... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Ending $4 billion U.S. oil, gas drilling subsidies would have low impact: study

U.S. subsidies to the oil and gas industries are often a flashpoint among electric-car advocates and environmentalists. They see a conflict in the government providing... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf group buy in Montreal signs up 2,800 for low price on electric car

Group purchases of cars and other goods, as a way of driving down the price, are common in other countries—think China—but rare in North America. But over the... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
At the groundbreaking for Faraday Future's production facility in North Las Vegas (April 13, 2016)

Faraday Future vs Nevada treasurer: electric cars vs taxpayer protection

Self-made millionaires often possess an innate belief that they can create products and companies where none existed before. But with companies come factories, and with... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

California electric-car rebates caught up in politics as cash runs out

California's electric-car rebate program has exhausted its funding, and allocating more money has proved somewhat difficult. All applications since June 10 have been placed... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

Sooner or later, it can happen in a romance: the two parties decide they're just not that into one another. The state of California dumped hybrid-electric vehicles on July 1... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Germany's $1 billion electric-car incentive plan approved by cabinet: update

After much discussion, Germany appears poised to implement significant incentives to encourage the purchase of electric cars. This week, the German government announced an... read more May 19, 2016 by


 
Green Eyed Motors imports Chevrolet Spark EVs and other models sold mainly in California

Colorado simplifies electric-car incentive, but axes used models

Last week, the Colorado State Legislature passed a bill that would simplify the state's electric car incentives. However, it would remove the eligibility of used cars that... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

How Tesla could keep some tax incentives for Model 3

Tesla's success so far in selling its Model S and Model X electric cars—and attracting reservations for the Model 3—is good news for the company, but not... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Two-thirds of new cars in Norway last month were hybrid or electric

Norway is a case study in the effectiveness of electric-car incentives. The Scandinavian country is known as the friendliest place in the world for electric cars, thanks to... read more April 13, 2016 by


 

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