VW: $50 Million In Tax Credits, Wanted Electric-Car Credits For Diesels Too

VW: $50 Million In Tax Credits, Wanted Electric-Car Credits For Diesels Too

Buyers of various Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles took about $50 million in Federal income-tax credits in 2009 for the purchase of their supposedly green car. With Michael Horn, CEO of VW Group of America, testifying to Congress today, those credits--and whether the Federal government should be... read more

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Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy

Incentives to purchase zero-emission cars come in a wild variety of types, from California's rebates--essentially a four-figure check in the mail--to single-occupant access... read more August 31, 2015 by 

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Electric-Car Sales Booming, But Not Because Buyers Want Them

In recent years, the Chinese government and some cities have instituted generous incentives on electric cars, hoping that putting more of them on its roads will curb air... read more August 31, 2015 by 

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For August 2015

As we head into the last full month of summer, it's once again time to look at the best deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. Strong incentives for certain models... read more August 17, 2015 by 

2015 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius V Sales Incentive Soars In San Francisco, Other Hybrid Discounts Too

Over the past few months, the Toyota Prius range of hybrid cars has received significant discounts to keep sales up as the lineup ages and gas prices remain low. That's once... read more August 6, 2015 by 

2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Toyota Avalon Hybrid Discounts: Large 40-MPG Sedan Discounts Rise

With gas prices still relatively reasonable, sales of hybrid cars seem to have plateaued--and that means carmakers are boosting incentives on several models. The Toyota... read more July 27, 2015 by 

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

California Ends Electric-Car Rebates For Wealthy Buyers, Boosts Them For Poorest (UPDATED)

Purchase rebates and tax credits have been a major factor in the growth of electric cars over the past few years. By easing the price gap between electric and... read more July 21, 2015 by 

2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For July 2015

Carmakers have rolled out their incentives and special offers for July and, as always, there are a few deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesel models. Strong incentives... read more July 20, 2015 by 

Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Washington State Caps Electric-Car Incentives At $35K Price, Hitting Tesla, BMW

Washington looks set to become the second state to cut electric-car incentives for wealthy buyers. After critics argued that incentive money wasn't going to the people that... read more July 14, 2015 by 

DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

South Korea Wants More Electric-Car Charging Stations

South Korea electric-car sales have been helped significantly by government subsidies both national and local, but there's still much room for improvement. That's because... read more June 20, 2015 by 

Volkswagen e-Golf (German version)

Germany Mulls Boosting Electric-Car Incentives Under Carbon-Goal Pressure

Several European countries--including Norway, The Netherlands, and France--aggressively promote electric cars as a way to reduce vehicular carbon emissions. But despite its... read more June 17, 2015 by 

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For June 2015

It's a new month, and that means carmakers are rolling out their latest discounts and incentives on models they really want to push. Like any other new cars, hybrids... read more June 12, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Incentive To Buy Used Electric Cars Added For Some California Buyers

Plug-in electric cars can cut the per-mile cost of driving significantly for most U.S. households. But their purchase prices as new cars are still higher than gasoline cars... read more June 9, 2015 by 

2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Deals In Southern California Cut Lease To Electric-Car Prices

With gas prices still low and the increasingly aged Prius Liftback model still in showrooms, Toyota continues to offer generous incentives for its signature hybrid. As in the... read more June 8, 2015 by 

Traffic in China

Beijing Adds Another Electric-Car Incentive: Rush-Hour Access To Any Road

To get more of its residents to switch to electric cars, the Chinese capital of Beijing has not only offered incentives, but also privileges. When the city severely... read more June 3, 2015 by 

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Green Stickers All But Gone; Q1's Plug-In Hybrid Sales Suffered This Year: UPDATE

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the green stickers that give plug-in hybrid drivers access to California's freeway carpool lanes with just one person... read more May 29, 2015 by 


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