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BMW i3 Electric-Car Incentives: Highest On The Battery-Only Model

BMW i3 Electric-Car Incentives: Highest On The Battery-Only Model

In just five months, more than 3,100 BMW i3 electric cars have been delivered to U.S. buyers. That's a fast pace out of the box, and it indicates that BMW is serious about plug-in electric cars in a way that many other major automakers aren't. But to keep that pace going may require what car... read more

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British Columbia   [image: Wikimedia Commons]

When Electric Car Incentives Expire: A Case Study In Canada

In February, the Canadian province of British Columbia became one of few areas of the world to allow its plug-in electric vehicle purchase incentives to expire. The cause was... read more September 18, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf electric car recharging at ESB ecars charging point in Ireland

Electric Cars In Ireland: How To Get To The Tipping Point?

Ireland is--or should be--an ideal place for large-scale adoption of electric cars. The island is compact; it has a vibrant IT sector, a favorable policy environment, and... read more September 7, 2014 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China Adds Even More Electric-Car Incentives--Mostly For Local Brands

Once again, China is trying to spur electric-car adoption with incentives, but this time, not every buyer will benefit from them. In addition to promoting plug-in cars, the... read more September 3, 2014 by 


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

CA Clean-Air Initiative: Cash In A Clunker, Buy An Electric Car

California has been a world pioneer for decades in reducing vehicle emissions, including its 20-year effort to get significant numbers of zero-emission vehicles on the roads... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

'Tesla Hunger Games': Are States In 'Race To Bottom' For Gigafactory?

Electric-car makers don't normally draw comparisons with dystopian autocracies. But as five states compete to host Tesla Motors' massive battery "Gigafactory," some are... read more August 29, 2014 by 


 
Kim Price, first buyer of 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, and sales associate Steven Hall

First 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Sold Last Month

Last month, 41 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive hatchbacks were delivered to their owners, marking the first month of sales for the first battery-electric vehicle from... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Income Cap Coming For CA Electric-Car Rebate, Tesla Most Vulnerable?

California buyers of battery-electric cars currently get a major perk: a $2,500 purchase-rebate check from their state government. The rebate, as well as a lower $1,500 check... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S taxi in Stavanger, Norway  [photo: Andrew Henderson]

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World's Coolest Taxi

What kind of taxis do you ride in? Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids? Our bet is that unless you've recently spent some time in... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Will Georgia's $5,000 Electric-Car Tax Credit Be Axed In 2015?

Early this year, we wrote about efforts in the Georgia state legislature to kill the state's $5,000 income-tax credit for purchasing a battery-electric vehicle. Among the... read more June 26, 2014 by 


 
Green vehicles parked across from Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

California Puts Its Electric-Car Owner Survey Info Online

Plug-in electric cars are driving silently off showroom floors in growing numbers--but who is buying them, and why? Data on electric-car owners can provide valuable insight... read more June 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Atlanta's Success In Electric-Car Sales Highlights Incentives Role

While West Coast cities have a reputation for electric-car friendliness, there's also an Eastern success story--one in which purchase incentives play a major role. Georgia... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

Eight-State Plan To Boost Electric Cars In Northeast, CA: More Details

Last October, eight states announced plans to promote the sale of more than 3 million electric cars by 2025, a massive leap from the 200,000 or so currently on U.S. roads... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

Electric cars enjoy many incentives, from tax credits and purchase rebates through carpool-lane access, to encourage buyers to give them a try. But the range-extended model... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
Carpooling

Highway Spending Bill To Bar Hybrids From Carpool-Lane Incentives?

Incentives to get drivers to buy highly fuel-efficient cars have taken many forms, one of the most popular being single-occupant access to carpool lanes on crowded freeways... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
Austin, Texas (by Flickr user milpool79 via Wikimedia)

Texas Electric-Car Purchase Rebates Up To $2,500 To Start Soon

Texas will soon become the latest state to reward electric-car buyers with a check. The Lone Star State will implement a rebate program, announced last fall, that will give... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
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