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IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebates; GA Tax Credit In Trouble Too; Texas Next?

IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebates; GA Tax Credit In Trouble Too; Texas Next?

State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles. But they don't last forever, as buyers in Illinois and Georgia are learning; the Ilinois program has been suspended, and Georgia seems likely to kill off... read more

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

Ford Hikes Cash Incentives On Last 2014 C-Max Hybrid, Energi Models

Last week, Ford cut prices on both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of its 2016 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan. This week, the company is cutting costs for consumers in a... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

When Federal Electric-Car Tax Credit Ends, Nissan Will Be Ready, Exec Says

Both Nissan and General Motors are roughly one-third of the way toward sales of the maximum number of plug-in electric cars that qualify for a Federal income-tax credit of... read more February 13, 2015 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

France To Give Dirtiest-Diesel Drivers $11,500 To Trade For Electric Car

French drivers have long preferred diesel cars for their good fuel economy, but increased air pollution from diesel exhaust emissions has become a public health concern. That... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

IRS Electric-Car Tax Credits: Reporting Discrepancies Remain

As U.S. taxpayers start to grapple with their income-tax filings, due April 15, tens of thousands of taxpayers will benefit from a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

White House Budget Asks For $10K Electric-Car Credit, Natural-Gas Cars Added

it appears the recently-unveiled White House budget includes a few measures to boost the adoption of green cars. President Barack Obama is once again attempting to spur sales... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Once More: Low Gas Prices Don't Hurt Electric-Car Sales

Data is important. Data on the effects of changing economic factors is very important to the car industry. Which is why it's disappointing to see a Nissan executive repeating... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Japan Eases Laws, Boosts Incentives For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

The Japanese government plans to aggressively promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars, by easing regulations related to the technology, constructing more fueling stations, and... read more January 15, 2015 by 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

China Extends Electric-Car Incentives As Shenzhen Caps Registrations

As China attempts to grapple with its rampant air pollution, the national government and municipal authorities are taking increasingly aggressive measures to encourage... read more January 1, 2015 by 


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Atlanta. Photo by Michael Beinenson.

Fight To Watch: Georgia Plans To Alter Electric-Car Tax Credit

Over the last two years, the metropolitan Atlanta area has become one of the single best sales regions for the Nissan Leaf electric car. That's due to a $5,000 Georgia state... read more December 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

German Electric-Car Charging Station Plans Accelerate As Grid Gets Greener

After some initial hesitation, Germany is moving ahead with more aggressive plans to encourage its companies and citizens to drive electric cars. The country currently offers... read more December 29, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Tax Credit For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Expires As Congress Adjourns

Tax incentives have proven to be an important way to encourage adoption of new green vehicles, offsetting some of the typically-higher purchase costs compared to conventional... read more December 23, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

There's been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it's the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Buying Electric Cars: Quebec Launches Carrot-And-Stick Program

Financial incentives and perks like access to carpool lanes have become a powerful tool in encouraging people to switch to electric cars. But could penalizing them for buying... read more December 7, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3

Germany To Boost Incentives Toward 1-Million Electric-Car Goal By 2020?

When it comes to electric-car incentives, Germany hasn't had policies as aggressive as those in some other European countries. Yet Germany has a goal of putting 1 million... read more December 5, 2014 by 


 
First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Tax Credit Expires This Month: Will It Be Renewed?

Financial and other incentives are widely viewed as a good way to kickstart the adoption of new green vehicles, largely to compensate for their higher prices against... read more December 3, 2014 by 


 

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