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BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

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 of the BMW i3 electric car turns out not to qualify for a state exemption from New Jersey's new-car sales tax--despite at... read more

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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


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

The all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV, even with its Tesla-designed powertrain, isn't exactly flying out of dealerships. While it's a low-volume compliance car sold to meet... read more April 23, 2014 by


 
Tesla Roadster, Reva i, & Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at charging station in Oslo, Norway

One Percent Of Norway's Cars Are Already Plug-In Electrics

Overshadowed by their spectacular sales success in March, electric vehicles hit a momentous milestone in Norway last month. Fully one percent of Norway's passenger-car fleet... read more April 8, 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


 
2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Electric-Car Sales Surge In South Korea, Supported By Subsidies

Sales of plug-in electric cars are very regional right now, globally as well as within the United States. Norway, for instance, has seen electric-car sales soar because it... read more April 3, 2014 by


 
Massachusetts Electric Car Plate

Massachusetts To Offer Rebates For Plug-In Electric-Car Purchases

Massachusetts is about to give its residents a reason to plug in. A rebate program for electric-car purchases was announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick, according to... read more March 31, 2014 by


 
Nissan Leaf (Image: Nissan Electric Vehicle on Facebook)

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


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

CA Carpool-Lane Stickers For Plug-In Hybrids Run Out By May--Or Sooner

One of the major incentives for buying a plug-in electric car in California is the coveted sticker allowing single-occupant travel in the carpool lanes on the state's crowded... read more February 27, 2014 by


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2014 BMW i3 Gets CA Carpool-Lane Access: Battery Only, So Far

As expected, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been awarded its "white sticker," the coveted permission to drive in High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes with only one occupant on... read more February 24, 2014 by


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

China To Extend Electric-Vehicle Subsidies Beyond 2015 Expiration Date

China plans to continue its electric-car subsidies as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales, which so far have been minimal, and reduce air pollution. The... read more February 13, 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


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

2014 BMW i3 Range Extender: No White CA Carpool-Lane Sticker, Here's Why

Incentives help drive the purchase of plug-in electric cars, which remain unfamiliar and expensive to many first-time buyers. But a recent article on The Street may have... read more January 16, 2014 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2013: Nissan Leafs at Cupertino, CA [Photo by Corine van Deventer-Geljon]

Plug-In Electric Car Incentives Not Working? Report Slams 'Mainstream Market Bias'

"What if we're going about this the wrong way?" Federal, state, and local officials are working to encourage the adoption of plug-in electric cars, whose U.S. sales almost... read more January 8, 2014 by


 
Tesla Roadster, Reva i, & Ford Th!nk electric cars parked at charging station in Oslo, Norway

Norway's Electric Cars: Already Too Popular?

Is it possible for electric cars to be too popular? Thanks to supportive government policies and relatively short average commuting distances, Norway has become the... read more January 2, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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