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How Tesla could keep some tax incentives for Model 3

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 necessarily for Model 3 customers. That's because Tesla is pushing closer to the 200,000-unit cap that triggers a phase-out of the... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Spark EV

California car incentives may expand to more low-income buyers

California may soon expand a program aimed at helping lower-income individuals switch to more efficient cars. The Golden State previously launched "cash for clunkers"... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2013 Ford Focus

Why used small cars may be your best driving bargain these days

If you want a fuel-efficient car that doesn't cost a lot, right now may be a good time to shop the used-car sections of your local dealers' lots. That's because some of the... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

New York adds electric-car purchase incentives, Minnesota may follow

Purchase incentives have proven to be a powerful tool for electric-car adoption in those states that offer them. And now it seems two more states may be ready to join that... read more April 4, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Is group buying the key to boosting electric-car adoption?

If you want to get someone to do something—drive an electric car, say—then making it cheaper is a good way to start. Purchase incentives and tax rebates have been... read more April 1, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

When do electric-car tax credits expire? (further update)

One month from today, personal income-tax returns are due for most U.S. adults. Some of those taxpayers will have bought a plug-in electric car last year, knowing that the... read more March 15, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future

Faraday puts up $75 million bond to reassure Nevada on factory

Following its successful bid for the Tesla lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory," Nevada landed a second electric-manufacturing project as well. it's the proposed Faraday Future... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Faraday's Future bumpy; Nevada nervous, first car 'no Tesla'

Company startups are, by their nature, secretive and turbulent places. Toss in a Chinese billionaire or two, a new business model for selling transportation services rather... read more March 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Dirty money from polluters funds clean-car incentives in Rhode Island

Rhode Island is one of the many states to offer purchase rebates for new electric cars. Under the recently introduced Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE)... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf outside home  [photo: John C. Briggs]

How I got a new 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car for $16K net: indecision

Sometimes my liberal environmentalist side fights with my fiscally conservative side, and my decision-making suffers as a result. I’ve wanted an electric car for the... read more February 29, 2016 by


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

The Curious Case Of New York's Missing Electric-Car Purchase Incentive

Electric-car advocates in many states have found that purchase incentives can be one of the most effective ways to encourage greater adoption. As neighboring states reap the... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Ontario, Canada, Boosts Electric-Car Purchase Rebate Amounts

As U.S. electric-vehicle advocates are well aware, a handful of states have reduced or killed incentives for plug-in vehicles over the past year, adding some headwinds to... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
Elon Musk signs new 2013 Tesla Model S at Tesla Store opening, Austin, Texas [photo: John Griswell]

Koch Brothers Go To War Against Electric Cars, Elon Musk Sighs

The Koch Brothers of Texas have long been bêtes noires to the progressive side of the political spectrum. Now, it appears, the dynamic duo are taking on what they... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
Georgia license plate

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... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a... read more February 8, 2016 by


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

China To Phase Out Electric-Car Subsidies By 2021, Let 'Market Decide'

After years of enthusiastic support, China's national government may soon discontinue its electric-car subsidies. Seeing electric cars as a way to solve the country's serious... read more January 27, 2016 by


 

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