Incentives and Rebates

 
Lots of ways to get $10K off 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car by end of June

Lots of ways to get $10K off 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car by end of June

The 2017 Nissan Leaf might well be the hottest electric car deal on the market right now, with a slew of potential discounts. Nissan is working with numerous partners to provide $10,000 off a 2017 Leaf lease, which adds to the $7,500 federal income-tax credit, giving a total of $17,500 in... read more

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Nissan Leaf electric car using DC fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

By now, purchase incentives are a well-proven and valuable tool in increasing electric-car adoption. But what if incentives were applied to more than just the cars? Different... read more February 16, 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


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

California's PG&E utility now offers $500 rebate for electric-car use

In certain states, electric utilities are getting into the business of installing and operating electric-car charging infrastructure. They may build public charging stations... read more January 11, 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


 
2016 BMW i3

This is the best week of the year to buy a green car

If you're thinking about buying a green car—or any car, for that matter—now is a good time. The week between the day after Christmas and the beginning of the new... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Does Tesla offer discounts, or not? Not on new cars, Musk says, notes 'corrective actions'

Since it first began taking online orders from customers, It has been Tesla's policy to not offer discounts on its brand-new cars. But as the company pushes to meet... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

California electric-car rebates caught up in politics as cash runs out

California's electric-car rebate program has exhausted its funding, and allocating more money has proved somewhat difficult. All applications since June 10 have been placed... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at driving school.

Automakers to fund 40 percent of proposed German electric-car incentive: Report

Germany may be on the verge of turning its talk about electric-car incentives into action. The European nation with one of the world's most robust auto industries has no... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Volt

2017 Chevy Volt Now At (Some) Dealers; First Incentives Released

So far, the second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has only been offered in a handful of electric-car-friendly states. General Motors previously said that nationwide... read more February 25, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Eos

Good Time To Buy Another VW: $2,000 Loyalty Bonus For Owners

The ongoing VW diesel emissions scandal is causing considerable stress for owners of the 482,000 affected Volkswagen TDI models in the U.S. But current owners of VWs--diesel... read more October 7, 2015 by


 
Seattle Center as night falls (photo by Jeffery Hayes)

Washington State Caps Electric-Car Incentives At $35K Price, Hitting Tesla, BMW

Washington looks set to become the second state to cut electric-car incentives for wealthy buyers. After critics argued that incentive money wasn't going to the people that... read more July 14, 2015 by


 
2015 Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe Gets Huge Sales Incentive: UPDATE

Dealers are now apparently looking for way to purge substantial inventories of the Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe, leading to suspicions that the model may be starting to enter its... read more July 9, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

California Helps Low-Income Drivers Switch To Electric Cars

California is introducing a new ‘Plus-Up’ pilot project that should make plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles a lot more affordable. Considering recent news that... read more May 29, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric car at Crater Lake, Oregon  [image: C. Bonville Photography]

Electric-Car Incentive Considered In Oregon: $3,000 "Cash On The Hood"

Oregon has quite the reputation for being electric-vehicle friendly. That reputation holds true if you already own an EV—the state’s a wonderland in terms of... read more April 21, 2015 by


 
2015 Kia Soul EV

Want $24,800 In Incentives To Drive Electric Cars? Head For Korea

Electric-car incentives are nothing new, but the city of Seoul has taken an unusual and more aggressive approach as it tries to get more of its residents into zero-emission... read more November 10, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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