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

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 on a waiting list pending the outcome of state budget negotiations. This isn't the first time the program—which provides... read more

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2009 Hummer H2

Gas Guzzler Tax Deduction Restored To $500K For 2014 By Budget Bill

If politics is the art of successful compromise--defined as outcomes that make all parties equally unhappy--then the recent budget extension bill offers something for... read more December 29, 2014 by

MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Tax Breaks Back For Electric-Car Charging Stations, Natural-Gas Cars, Through End Of Year

It's the end of another Congressional session, which means that a budget extension bill has now been rushed through and is likely to be signed. Called The Tax Increase... read more December 19, 2014 by

First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Tax Credit Expires This Month: Will It Be Renewed?

Financial and other incentives are widely viewed as a good way to kickstart the adoption of new green vehicles, largely to compensate for their higher prices against... read more December 3, 2014 by


China Decides Electric Cars Are Important Enough To Waive Tax On Their Purchase

After a slow start, electric cars could take another step forward in China as the country decides to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on the vehicles. It's the latest effort... read more July 11, 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

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

Old cabin near Twin Lakes, along Colorado's Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway

Why Electric-Car Owners Should Be Happy For New Colorado Tax

Stories about new or proposed taxes on electric cars are generally viewed as negative, even punitive, by plug-in vehicle advocates. Now, there's one that likely shouldn't... read more May 14, 2013 by 24

Michigan state capitol, Lansing (photo by Brian Charles Watson)

Michigan Jumps On The 'Tax Electric Cars' Bandwagon, Too

Elected officials in yet another state have proposed levying taxes on electric cars. And just to make things interesting, this time the debate is happening in Michigan... read more April 25, 2013 by 23

Drag race between Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf electric cars (The Fast Lane)

A Reminder: WA Electric Car Owners Pay $100 Tax From 2013

If you live in Washington State, the cost of driving an electric car is set to go up in February next year. Not by a lot, it has to be said--but in an effort to get electric... read more December 26, 2012 by 19

Traffic Jam

Hybrids & Electric Cars May Spell Doom For America's Roads

Yesterday, we discussed the problem of America's crumbling roads and bridges. Taxes on gasoline are meant to keep that stuff up to snuff, but the costs of maintenance and... read more October 3, 2012 by 22


GM to Washington State: Don’t Pass Electric Vehicle Taxation Law

For the past year, the state of Washington has been examining the possibility of putting a $100 annual surcharge on electric vehicle registrations. A contentious issue, the... read more March 15, 2012 by 13

GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

Want A Tax Break On An Electric-Car Charging Station? Act Now!

For several years now, the Federal Government has offered tax credits to people buying brand new highway-capable electric cars, as well as those installing electric car... read more November 21, 2011 by 1

Feeling Taxed at the Pump?

Gas Prices: How Much Are YOU Paying At The Pump In Taxes? (Infographic)

Gas prices go up and down, lately more up than down. Today, however, the U.S. government has decided to release a portion of its strategic petroleum reserve, just as... read more June 23, 2011 by 3

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

Warning: Californian Electric Car Rebates Running Out of Charge

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) - the state department charged with reducing air pollution and improving the quality of air that Californians breathe - has... read more June 8, 2011 by 6

Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Gas Taxes Should Go Up To Boost Green-Car Sales, Says GM CEO Akerson

The CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, told a Detroit newspaper that the Federal tax on gasoline should be raised by 50 cents or $1 a gallon to encourage consumers to buy... read more June 7, 2011 by 19


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