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Electric Cars: Which States Are Doing It Right, Which States Lag?

Electric Cars: Which States Are Doing It Right, Which States Lag?

If you live in parts of California, electric cars--from the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid all the way up to the Tesla Model S--are no longer uncommon. The streets of Palo Alto, in the center of Silicon Valley, are practically crawling with Teslas these days. But in other parts of the country, you may... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Nissan Offers $15,000 For New Electric-Car Quick Chargers By Dec 31

With the long-term business model for public charging stations increasingly unclear, at least one carmaker beyond Tesla is boosting its efforts to promote the rollout of... read more October 11, 2013 by


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

China Adds More Electric-Car Subsidies, Still Ignores Hybrids

China has launched a new round of subsidies to jump start minimal electric-car sales. The government will offer up to 60,000 yuan (about $9,800) to buyers of all-electric... read more September 20, 2013 by


 
2013 Audi TDI range

Audi Urges Diesel-Friendly Regulations, Holds DC Diesel Rally

Diesel vehicles can be far more fuel-efficient than gasoline cars, but Audi feels its TDI diesel models are being treated unfairly by Federal and state lawmakers. Last week... read more September 6, 2013 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


 
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


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Offers Leaf Owners $1,000 To Buy Other, Non-Electric Models Too

Own a Nissan Leaf? Nissan wants to thank you for it. 2011 and 2012 Nissan Leaf owners, for their loyalty, will be eligible for $1,000 off any model in Nissan's lineup. The... read more March 6, 2013 by 4


 
Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson

CA Bill Would Extend Carpool Lane Access Perk For 10 Years

It's one of the most valued perks for plug-in electric car buyers in California: the coveted green or white sticker that lets them travel in the carpool lane with just a... read more February 11, 2013 by 7


 
2012 Coda Sedan

Forget Free Gas: 2012 Coda Sedan Comes With Free Electricity

How many times have you gone car shopping to hear the salesman promise to give you free gas for a few weeks or months as a deal sweetener? In the days of $4-a-gallon... read more October 17, 2012 by 7


 
2012 Nissan Leaf 4-door HB SL Headlight

High Gas Prices, High Incentives Boost Electric Car Sales In CA

If you drive a regular gasoline car in California, you’ll know that the past week has been far from easy, with gas prices peaking at over $5 a gallon in places. But... read more October 12, 2012 by 11


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt

Incentives Good For Chevy, Volt Customers, And Dealers, Says Industry Reporter

Last month, Chevrolet sold a record-breaking 2,831 of its Volt plug-in hybrids, making it the top-selling plug-in car in the U.S. to date. No doubt helped by its recent... read more September 20, 2012 by 6


 
Hybrid Badge

How Can China Boost Hybrid Sales? Guangzhou City Offers Cash

Several years ago, you could get a Federal tax credit for buying a hybrid-electric vehicle. That program has ended. Several manufacturers--Toyota, Honda, and Ford among... read more August 16, 2012 by 7


 
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


 
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 Mitsubishi i

What Makes A Town Electric Car Friendly? We Find Out

It’s no secret that some parts of the U.S are more electric-car friendly than others, but what makes a certain town a better place to own an electric car than others?... read more February 28, 2012 by 6


 

 
 

 
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