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NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

New York State is known for a lack of transparency, backroom dealings, and little public input into the deliberations that lead to legislation produced by its state legislature. So it wasn't too surprising that after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an electric-car incentive program in April 2016... read more

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2017 Nissan Leaf

New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

New York state has finally issued details on its effort to step up its efforts to promote electric cars. The Empire State is one of eight so-called "ZEV states" that have... read more March 6, 2017 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Biofuel, fossil-fuel lobbyists join to fight electric-car incentives

As the old saying goes: the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The biofuel and fossil-fuel lobbies have argued in the past over the blending of biofuels with the general fuel... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Will GM or Tesla buyers lose electric-car tax credits first?

A major contributor to electric-car sales is the program under which buyers of new electric cars qualify for a federal income-tax credit of up to $7,500. But these tax... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Ontario, BC update electric-car incentives for Canadian buyers

Two Canadian provinces are now offering more generous incentives to electric-car buyers. Ontario is eliminating certain price caps in its electric-car incentive program... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Hawaii

Hawaii, utility offer $10,000 Nissan Leaf rebate; hope for carbon-free transport

Islands can be excellent places to promote clean energy. Because they are typically disconnected from both mainland grid infrastructure and sources of fossil fuels, it is... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

South Korea to extend electric-car subsidy to long-range vehicles too

South Korea currently offers electric-car subsidies, but only to shorter-range vehicles. This somewhat unusual provision was put in place in 2012, the government says, to... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
China

China to crack down on green-car subsidy cheating: report

Over the past few years, both national and state Chinese governments have heavily subsidized electric cars in an aggressive attempt to promote mass adoption. Electric cars... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car group buying programs spread into new states

Group-buying programs have proven to be a very effective tool to get more people to purchase and drive electric cars. These programs—typically partnerships between... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016

Reminder: buy that electric-car charging station (or electric motorcycle) this month!

With any new presidential administration comes a certain degree of legislative uncertainty. Conflicting statements on many issues by president-elect Donald Trump have... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

Which type of Green Car Reports articles are least valuable? Poll results

Last week, we wrote about the results of a Twitter poll we put up to get a feel for what our readers like best about the site. The flipside of "most valuable" is "least... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet's Steve Majoros (R) accepts Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award for Chevy Bolt EV

Which Green Car Reports articles are most valuable? Poll results

We've now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose. We wanted to survey our audience, which... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
China

China decides maybe hybrids could help its emissions too

When it comes to electric cars, China has some of the most generous incentives of any country. But in its attempt to promote greener vehicles, China has largely ignored... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How low do prices for 200-mile electric cars have to go for success? Poll results

One of the challenges of making and selling electric cars is that their batteries are still expensive. And despite some makers' absorbing losses on the earliest cars, that... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA plug-in carpool-lane access bill up for vote; here's why some oppose it

Several months ago, the allocated supply of "green stickers" that give buyers of new plug-in hybrid cars access to California carpool lanes expired. So you think that a... read more August 25, 2016 by


 

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