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Georgia Electric-Car Fee Cut From $200 To $75 By Proposed Bill

Georgia Electric-Car Fee Cut From $200 To $75 By Proposed Bill

For a couple of years, Georgia offered an example to the rest of the nation on how a seemingly unlikely state could boost electric-car sales. Then it all came crashing down. Last spring, opponents of the state's generous $5,000 income-tax credit for purchase of a zero-emission vehicle killed off... read more

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at driving school.

Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Even as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more... read more January 17, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

When Do Electric-Car Tax Credits Expire? (UPDATED)

By now, pretty much anyone who's thinking of buying a plug-in electric car knows the Federal government offers an income-tax credit to help reduce the effective cost. But are... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Rich Electric-Car Buyers In CA Face Mid-March Deadline For Rebates

Cash incentives offer an important way to encourage electric-car adoption, and California has one of the more generous programs. A $2,500 rebate for new battery-electric cars... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Tax Credit For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Extended By Budget Deal

The recently-passed Congressional transportation-funding bill contained many positives for electric-car advocates. It included the renewal of a home-refueling tax credit that... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Those Tesla Customer-Referral Programs? They Really Work: Report

Tesla's customer referral programs have proven a little bit controversial, but they seem to be producing good results for the Silicon Valley carmaker. Last July, the company... read more January 4, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. Extends Green-Car Grants To Double Buyers By 2018

The U.K. government will extend and expand an incentive program for green cars that had been set to end in the coming year. The plug-in car grant was introduced in 2011, and... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

No More California Carpool-Lane Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids

Solo carpool-lane access has proven to be one of the most effective tools to get California drivers to buy plug-in electric cars. But soon new drivers of plug-in hybrids in... read more December 29, 2015 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get MORE Reasons To Rejoice (UPDATED)

Electric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i3

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric Cars For December 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, it's time once again to look at the best deals on green cars. We previously included diesel models on these lists, but decided to cut the category... read more December 10, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

CO State Group Deal On 2015 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Cuts $9,000 From Price: UPDATED

For the rest of the year, consumers in the northern part of Colorado state can take advantage of a remarkable discount on the world's best-selling electric car. Through... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford F-150 CNG conversion

Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Carpool-Lane Access: Very Important For Electric-Car Adoption, It Turns Out

Depending on where they live, electric-car owners can enjoy a variety of perks associated with the vehicle they drive. That's especially true in California, which grants... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max Energi

Free Electric-Car Charging For Ford C-Max Energi Owners (For 3 Years)

Charging an electric car is already much cheaper than paying for gasoline, but free charging can be even more attractive. Tesla offers its free network of Supercharger DC... read more November 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

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

While many people are already starting holiday shopping, carmakers are hoping they'll stop by the local dealership as well. It's a new month, which means there's a new round... read more November 16, 2015 by


 
Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau with flag  [photo: Liberal.ca]

New Government, New Hope For More Electric Cars In Canada?

Canadian electric vehicle advocates can look at the election of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party with cautious optimism, and not just for the party's promise to install... read more November 10, 2015 by


 

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