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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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Georgia Advocates Ask Legislature To Keep Electric-Car Tax Benefit

Today, Georgia is among the best places in the country to buy an electric vehicle. Its electric-vehicle tax credit of $5,000 is among the highest offered by any state, and... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Will Georgia Kill Its $5,000 Tax Credit For Electric-Car Purchases?

For Georgia electric-car owners, things aren't looking too peachy this week. Legislation proposed by Representative Chuck Martin last Thursday night would end the $5,000... read more February 12, 2014 by 


 
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Electric-Car Charging-Station Tax Credit Expires On Dec 31st

Consider this your last warning: If you're planning on getting a charging station for a plug-in electric car, you only have 30 days. More specifically, at least, you'll have... read more December 1, 2013 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

When Do Electric-Car Tax Credits Expire?

By now, pretty much anyone who's thinking of buying a plug-in electric car knows the Federal government offers an income-tax credit to help reduce the effective cost. But are... read more July 15, 2013 by  12


 
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


 
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CA Bill To Cut Sales-Tax, License Fees On Electric, Alt-Fuel Cars

Today, electric cars and other vehicles that run on alternative fuels simply cost more. That's a fact. Now a new bill introduced in the California Assembly aims to trim a bit... read more April 21, 2013 by  4


 
President Obama inspects the 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Obama Budget Boosts Funding For More Efficient Cars, Hikes Electric-Car Tax Credit

President Barack Obama has said he wants to boost the Department of Energy's vehicle research budget 75 percent to help develop more efficient cars. In his 2014 budget... read more April 12, 2013 by  23


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

2012 Tax Credits For Electric Cars And Charging Stations

One month from today is Tax Day, April 15. Let us repeat that: Your Federal income taxes (and your state and local taxes too, if you live in places with their own income... read more March 15, 2013 by  3


 
U.S. Capitol at dusk

Reminder: Tax Credit For Electric-Car Charging Station Is Back

As part of the recent fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress, many green energy programs saw renewed focus and deadline extensions, allowing people to benefit from them for a... read more January 18, 2013 by  1


 
U.S. Capitol

Green Energy Wins In Last-Minute U.S. 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill

It wasn't until 2 am yesterday morning that the U.S. Senate voted 89 to 8 to approve a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" that took effect on New Year's Day. The House of... read more January 2, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S 60-kWh Delayed To Jan: Bye-Bye, 2012 Tax Credit

Well, it looks like there won't be a Tesla Model S under my Christmas tree after all. Even more annoying, that means I'll have to wait until April 15, 2014, to take advantage... read more December 4, 2012 by  11


 
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


 
2012 Nissan Leaf electric car - net pricing shown on Nissan website

Electric-Car Prices: Tesla, Nissan, Chevy Should Be Ashamed--Here's Why

Always read the fine print. That's a lesson every car buyer should take to heart. Especially since Nissan, Chevrolet, Tesla, and Mitsubishi all now engage in a pricing... read more May 23, 2012 by  53


 
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Lease A Green Vehicle, Get Rebate Yourself--In CO, Anyway

A bill signed in Colorado will now allow lessees to claim any tax credits for hybrid cars and electric vehicles, rather than the lessor. Previously, the state had allowed... read more April 13, 2012 by 


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

It's Tax Time: Have You Filed For Your Green-Car Credits?

One month from today, your 2011 Federal and state tax returns will be due. (It would have been a month from yesterday, but April 15 falls on a Sunday this year.) So consider... read more March 16, 2012 by  4


 
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