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Electric Vehicles Come Out Ahead Of Gas Cars On Taxes--Except In Two States: FURTHER UPDATE

Electric Vehicles Come Out Ahead Of Gas Cars On Taxes--Except In Two States: FURTHER UPDATE

Several states have adopted or proposed special taxes and fees for electric-car drivers. which are supposed to make up for lost revenue from taxes on the fuel their drivers don't buy. Electric-car advocates typically view these policies as discriminatory, and claim they work against efforts to get... read more

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2016 Toyota Mirai

How Many Hydrogen Cars For Northeast U.S.? 10,000 In 10 Years, Plan Says

California is already home to the nation's sole hydrogen fueling infrastructure, and funds are in place to build more such stations over the next few years. That's why the... read more February 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai

Japan To Spend $385 Million On Hydrogen For 2020 Olympics Deadline

Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics, and officials there are already preparing the city to host an influx of athletes--and bask in the global spotlight. Japan is also... read more January 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

It's not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but... read more December 2, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Why Is Hydrogen Free To Fuel-Cell Car Drivers? Pumps Are The Problem

Like the recently-launched Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will come with free fuel. But it's not just because Toyota wants to throw in... read more November 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Honda To Loan First Element $14 Million For Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Honda announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show that it will loan almost $14 million to hydrogen station provider First Element Fuels to help it build an additional 12... read more November 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Hyundai: Gasoline Suppliers 'Should Invest In Hydrogen Infrastructure'

Hyundai recently handed off the keys to its first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell customer, and the Korean carmaker has consistently said it believes hydrogen vehicles--and... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

U.S. To Stay Global First In Vehicle Miles Driven, Says Futurist

China may buy more cars, but U.S. drivers will continue to rack up the most miles, according to a futurist. At the SAE World Congress in Detroit, Peter Phelps said the U.S... read more April 15, 2014 by 


 
Barack Obama speaking Detroit Economic Club

Obama Promotes Natural-Gas Fueling Stations In State Of The Union Address

Once again, President Barack Obama used the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night to raise the issue of natural gas vehicles as a way of promoting energy independence... read more January 30, 2014 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Gas Tax Unchanged For 20 Years Today; Road Costs, However...

Taxes on gasoline and diesel make up 85 percent of the revenue flowing into the United States' transportation spending account, but that may change. Soon, the gas tax may not... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
ECOtality Blink charging stations for electric & plug-in cars

Syracuse Non-Profit Replaces Blink Charging Stations, Sues Ecotality

Just as those buying an electric car have a choice of several different models to chose from, there are many different charging stations that individuals, businesses and... read more June 13, 2012 by  9


 
Beijing smog

Alcoa Building-Exterior Panels 'Eat' Smog From (A Few) Cars

Pittsburgh-based aluminum giant Alcoa has developed a new coating for its aluminum building panels that passively sucks in airborne pollutants and transforms them into... read more May 1, 2012 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt home charging

Why CNBC Is Flat-Out Wrong On Electric-Car Charging

The transition from gasoline to plug-in hybrid and fully electric cars will admittedly be a slow one, but sometimes we wonder if our colleagues in the mainstream media would... read more June 16, 2011 by  9


 
Clipper Creek LCS-25 Charging Station

Clipper Creek Unveils Smallest Electric Car Charging Station yet

Well-established charging station manufacturer Clipper Creek has just unveiled what it claims is the smallest electric vehicle charging station currently available on the... read more June 15, 2011 by  5


 
His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

By Royal Appointment? Electric Cars Welcome in Prince of Wales’ Eco-village

While many in the United Kingdom doubt that he will accede his mother Queen Elizabeth II to the throne and become King, HRH the Prince of Wales has never been one to shy away... read more May 31, 2011 by  1


 
Shell Hydrogen Station in Reykjavik Iceland

Can Urine Rescue Hydrogen-Powered Cars?

It's been a rough couple of years for cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. As the drums beat louder for electric cars--the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, Nissan's upcoming EV, and... read more March 30, 2011 by  44


 

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