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Feds Should Boost Electric-Car Incentives: Harry Reid, Nevada Senator

Feds Should Boost Electric-Car Incentives: Harry Reid, Nevada Senator

Today, most plug-in electric car buyers qualify for a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500--but Senator Harry Reid thinks those incentives should be expanded. He proposes to overcome one challenge with that incentive: Buyers must wait up to 15 months to realize the benefit, which they... read more

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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 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

2014 BMW i3 Range-Extended Model Gets Full $2,500 CA Rebate For Electric Cars

It's clearly the week for news about the new and distinctive 2014 BMW i3 electric car. Yesterday, as the first cars arrived at dealers, we learned that it was rated at 81... read more May 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

MD Boosts Electric-Car Tax Credit, CA Adds Funds To Rebate Program

Government incentives are a major perk of electric-car ownership, and two states have now ensured that more people are encouraged to drive zero-emission vehicles. On April 7... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
China

China's Electric-Car Future: Government Subsidies, Buyer Resistance

Over the last few years, China has experienced some of the highest city pollution concentrations anywhere on earth--with concentrations of pollutants climbing far past... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Electric-Car Incentive Update: Funds Run Out, Green Stickers Gone

Access to carpool lanes on California's legendarily crowded freeways is a big perk. So is getting a check in the mail that cuts the purchase cost. These incentives were... read more April 4, 2014 by 


 
Sierra Club Electric Vehicle Guide - main screen

Electric-Car Guide, State-By-State Specifics From Sierra Club

What's your first resource for electric-car information? We're hoping you answer Green Car Reports (of course!), but in reality there are quite a few by now. Today, the... read more June 18, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Home Depot To Refund Taxes To Electric-Car Charging Station Buyers

Many states offer discounts, rebates, and other incentives for the purchase of infrastructure improvements that encourage electric-car ownership. Washington is one such... read more May 20, 2013 by  4


 
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


 
Barack Obama

Obama: Add Rebates On Natural-Gas Cars, Oil Is 'Fuel Of Past'

Continuing his efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil, President Barack Obama yesterday proposed expanding tax credits now offered to buyers of plug-in cars to... read more March 8, 2012 by  20


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

New 2012 Chevy Volts Will Qualify For $1500 CA State Rebate

A few weeks ago, we told you that all new 2012 Chevrolet Volts manufactured after February 8 and destined for Californian dealers will feature a redesigned exhaust system... read more January 30, 2012 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Tennessee's Electric Car Rebate Fund Still Healthy

If you live in Tennessee and you're holding out for more electric cars to hit the market, then you could be in luck. So far, only buyers of the Nissan Leaf have been... read more January 17, 2012 by  1


 
BYD e6 at 2011 Geneva Motor Show, photo by Robert Llewellyn

BYD To California: You Don't Have Enough Electric Car Charging Stations

Over the years, we’ve heard lots of excuses from electric car companies as to why they’ve had to delay the launch of a car. Ranging from delays in the part supply... read more October 24, 2011 by  5


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Want A Rebate With That Hybrid? Get It While You Can

If you're relying on state tax breaks to get you behind the wheel of a brand new hybrid, we have one piece of advice: Do it soon. Several states have already cut their rebate... read more October 24, 2011 by 


 
Stealth Night Hawk Hunting ATV

Hey, Sarah Palin, Electric Cars Make Hunting Easier

Electric car owners aren’t necessarily known for their love of hunting -- and those who hunt aren’t usually known for their love of electric cars either. After... read more September 2, 2011 by  2


 
First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

Breathe Easy, Californians: Electric-Car Rebates Survive, Cut To $2,500

It came down to the wire, but in the end, California's program of purchase rebates for buyers of qualifying plug-in electric cars has survived the state's grim budget crisis... read more July 25, 2011 by 


 
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