Incentives and Rebates

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

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 aggressive delivery targets, reports have recently surfaced indicating that Tesla is wavering. In response to those reports, Tesla... read more

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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

2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. To Invest $850 Million By 2020 To Promote Electric Vehicles

Despite hefty incentives, electric vehicle sales have remained stagnant in the United Kingdom. While sales doubled in 2013 compared to 2012, matching the global trend, just... read more May 8, 2014 by

Money and car keys

Electric-Car Incentives Vary Globally--A Lot--But Generally Work

If you've bought an electric vehicle recently, chances are you may have enjoyed some of the myriad incentives currently offered on plug-in cars. Income-tax credits, purchase... read more May 6, 2014 by

2013 Chevrolet Volt

Electric Car Prices: Less Important Than Buyer Awareness They Exist?

Back in December, we covered a survey by Navigant Research that suggested most car buyers were hoping to spend $25,000 or less on their next vehicle--a figure that many... read more January 22, 2014 by

2013 Nissan Leaf

Many Consumers Still Unaware Of Electric Car Incentives

Many regular readers will be aware of all the federal and local financial incentives and other benefits associated with running a plug-in car. You're in a tiny minority... read more November 19, 2013 by

2012 Vauxhall Ampera

U.K. Plug-In Electric Car Incentives: Why Haven't They Worked?

Sales figures for plug-in cars in the U.S. crossed the 100,000 mark four months ago, but in the U.K., the government has announced that it will end plug-in car incentives... read more October 2, 2013 by

2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Headlight

Californians: Here Are Your Clean Vehicle Choices!

Few states in the U.S. can match California’s generosity when it comes to clean vehicle rebate programs. In fact, back in September, the California Air Resources Board... read more October 17, 2012 by 4

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Incentives Good For Chevy, Volt Customers, And Dealers, Says Industry Reporter

Last month, Chevrolet sold a record-breaking 2,831 of its Volt plug-in hybrids, making it the top-selling plug-in car in the U.S. to date. No doubt helped by its recent... read more September 20, 2012 by 6

2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

France Offers $6,900 Hybrid Car Subsidies: Should The U.S.?

Look back a few years, and the Federal government under President George Bush offered buyers of hybrid cars up to $3,400 in tax credits for buying an electric car. As of... read more July 26, 2012 by 4

2011 Nissan Leaf

Want Govt To Pay For Half Of Your Electric Car? Try Estonia

Some electric-car makers (they know who they are) tend to quote base prices after subtracting the U.S. Federal income tax credit of $7,500. We don't do that here, but that... read more May 17, 2012 by 5


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