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

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 Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5771), it contains special provisions, rule tweaks, and concessions for many, many, many different... read more

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2012 Lexus RX 450h

Virginia Sees Sense, Scraps 2013's Hybrid Vehicle Tax

Taxes are rarely popular, but if they're to be accepted by the populace the bare minimum they have to do is make sense. Virginia's annual tax on hybrid vehicles did not make... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

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 


 
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 


 
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Beijing Adds Pollution Tax To Fuel To Curb Huge Smog Problems

Smog-choked Chinese capital Beijing will be the first city in the country to introduce a new pollution tax. Following months of pollution far above safe levels, major Chinese... read more June 3, 2013 by  5


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Tax Fairness For Liquid Natural Gas: Goal Of Bill In Congress

Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The 'LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013'... read more May 27, 2013 by  4


 
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NJ Per-Mile Tax Already Scrapped, Electric Car Fee Proposed Instead

A New Jersey senator's plan to drop gas tax and charge all vehicles a per-mile fee has already been scrapped, according to reports. Instead, Asbury Park Press reports the... read more May 21, 2013 by  12


 
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


 
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The Gas Tax System is Broken; Are Electric Cars At Fault?

In the face of plummeting gas-tax revenues, both state and Federal, electric cars seem to be emerging as a culprit and a target. Before we discuss how to fix this ... first... read more May 9, 2013 by  36


 
Tesla Roadster

How Much Does NJ Per-Mile Tax Bill Affect Plug-In Cars?

It was always going to happen: Several states around the U.S. have realized they can charge electric car owners a tax to make up for the fact they don't pay any gas tax... read more May 1, 2013 by  19


 
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


 
Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54

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


 
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


 
Electric Cars Charging in Norway

How Much Is Norway Paying To Promote Electric Cars?

With electric cars taking up 3 percent of the market for new car sales in a country of only five million people, Norway is one of the most electric car-friendly countries on... read more March 15, 2013 by  21


 
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Oregon, Too, Wants To Tax Electric Cars (And 55-MPG-Plus Cars Too)

Electric car-friendly Oregon may join the growing list of states imposing a dedicated tax on electric vehicles. Like other states looking to tax electric and fuel efficient... read more February 28, 2013 by  20


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Diesel Car Owners Won't Like Virginia's Road Tax Plan Either

Last month, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell proposed dropping the state's tax on gasoline, the revenue from which has become stagnant in recent years. To make up for axing... read more February 25, 2013 by  19


 
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