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In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

The all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV, even with its Tesla-designed powertrain, isn't exactly flying out of dealerships. While it's a low-volume compliance car sold to meet California regulations, Toyota still has to move 2,600 of them over a three-year period that began in September 2012. So Toyota is... read more

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2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Electric-Car Sales Surge In South Korea, Supported By Subsidies

Sales of plug-in electric cars are very regional right now, globally as well as within the United States. Norway, for instance, has seen electric-car sales soar because it... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
Massachusetts Electric Car Plate

Massachusetts To Offer Rebates For Plug-In Electric-Car Purchases

Massachusetts is about to give its residents a reason to plug in. A rebate program for electric-car purchases was announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick, according to... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf (Image: Nissan Electric Vehicle on Facebook)

Georgia Advocates Ask Legislature To Keep Electric-Car Tax Benefit

Today, Georgia is among the best places in the country to buy an electric vehicle. Its electric-vehicle tax credit of $5,000 is among the highest offered by any state, and... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA Carpool-Lane Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids Run Out By May--Or Sooner

One of the major incentives for buying a plug-in electric car in California is the coveted sticker allowing single-occupant travel in the carpool lanes on the state's crowded... read more February 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China To Extend Electric-Vehicle Subsidies Beyond 2015 Expiration Date

China plans to continue its electric-car subsidies as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales, which so far have been minimal, and reduce air pollution. The... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Will Georgia Kill Its $5,000 Tax Credit For Electric-Car Purchases?

For Georgia electric-car owners, things aren't looking too peachy this week. Legislation proposed by Representative Chuck Martin last Thursday night would end the $5,000... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Range Extender: No White CA Carpool-Lane Sticker, Here's Why

Incentives help drive the purchase of plug-in electric cars, which remain unfamiliar and expensive to many first-time buyers. But a recent article on The Street may have... read more January 16, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2013: Nissan Leafs at Cupertino, CA [Photo by Corine van Deventer-Geljon]

Plug-In Electric Car Incentives Not Working? Report Slams 'Mainstream Market Bias'

"What if we're going about this the wrong way?" Federal, state, and local officials are working to encourage the adoption of plug-in electric cars, whose U.S. sales almost... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Roadster, Reva i, & Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at charging station in Oslo, Norway

Norway's Electric Cars: Already Too Popular?

Is it possible for electric cars to be too popular? Thanks to supportive government policies and relatively short average commuting distances, Norway has become the... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf plugged into an EVgo quick-charging station, Texas

Electric Cars: Which States Are Doing It Right, Which States Lag?

If you live in parts of California, electric cars--from the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid all the way up to the Tesla Model S--are no longer uncommon. The streets of Palo Alto... read more December 10, 2013 by 


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

Electric-Car Charging-Station Tax Credit Expires On Dec 31st

Consider this your last warning: If you're planning on getting a charging station for a plug-in electric car, you only have 30 days. More specifically, at least, you'll have... read more December 1, 2013 by 


 
2012 Nissan Leaf in the autumn outside Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [photo: Ricardo Borba]

Grading Canada's Progress In Plug-In Electric Cars So Far

Modern electric cars went on sale three years ago, and now we're starting to see assessments of their progress from a variety of perspectives. Last year, WWF Canada (the... read more November 11, 2013 by 


 
Plug-in electric cars at PSE+G facility in Newark, New Jersey

How One Electric Utility Encouraged Employees To Use Plug-In Cars

While workplace charging is still a work in progress at most companies, a few progressive corporations and nonprofits now offer incentives to employees to commute in plug-in... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Nissan Offers $15,000 For New Electric-Car Quick Chargers By Dec 31

With the long-term business model for public charging stations increasingly unclear, at least one carmaker beyond Tesla is boosting its efforts to promote the rollout of... read more October 11, 2013 by 


 
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