incentives

 
Indiana Think Electric-Car Plant Stilled, Owners Quiet On Future

Indiana Think Electric-Car Plant Stilled, Owners Quiet On Future

A year ago, we visited the Think electric-car plant in Elkhart, Indiana. At the time, several dozen workers were turning out a trickle of Think City electric vehicles assembled from kits shipped in from Finland--with big plans for ramping up production. That never happened. Instead, last June... read more

February 6, 2012 by - 5
 
First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

Breathe Easy, Californians: Electric-Car Rebates Survive, Cut To $2,500

It came down to the wire, but in the end, California's program of purchase rebates for buyers of qualifying plug-in electric cars has survived the state's grim budget crisis... read more July 25, 2011 by 0


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt delivered to retail buyer Jeffrey Kaffee, in Denville, NJ, December 2010

Electric Car Purchase Incentives? They’re Normal in Normal

While the federal government has a blanket $7,500 tax credit available for anyone who purchases an eligible electric ca, each state is at liberty to apply its own incentives... read more July 6, 2011 by 0


 
Dieter Zetsche

Daimler CEO: 1 Million Electric Cars in Germany by 2020? Not Likely

It may only be two weeks since Germany’s Chancellor Merkel announced that her government would help bring 1 million plug-in vehicles to the roads of Germany by 2020 but... read more May 31, 2011 by 10


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)

Germany Aims To Lead Electric Car Revolution, Doubles Funding

You may think that China is already on its way to becoming the world’s electric car leader thanks to its extremely large potential consumer market and industrial... read more May 17, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

China Rigs Electric-Car Incentives Against Chevy Volt, Foreign Cars

Here in the U.S. the government, both at the federal and state level, offers an array of incentives for eco friendly vehicles such as clean diesels, plug-in hybrids and... read more May 10, 2011 by 2


 
Barack Obama

Obama Sticks With 1 Million Plug-Ins by 2015, Cuts Oil Sweetheart Deals

His party may be under increasing pressure from the Tea Party movement as it fights conservative attempts to stifle everything from healthcare reform to government spending... read more January 26, 2011 by 10


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Want To Buy a Toyota Prius Hybrid? This Is The Month To Do It

Auto executives always want you to buy their cars, today. That goes without saying. But it's slightly less common for them to say, in effect, "This is the month to buy... read more December 16, 2010 by 0


 
money

Charging Station Incentives Sneak Into Tax Cut Extension Bill

As recently as last week, it became apparent that the current federal 50 percent incentive towards the cost of installing an electric car charging station would expire on the... read more December 15, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt 240V charging station

240V Home Charger For 2011 Chevy Volt Priced From $490...Plus $1,475 Installation

Your shiny new 2011 Chevrolet Volt is sitting in the garage, fresh from its maiden voyage on electric-only power. But it's 2 a.m. and you have to be at work by 8. Charging... read more October 6, 2010 by 6


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Global Toyota Prius Hybrid Sales Level Off As Incentives End

Talk about up-again, down-again. It was just a year ago when a global shortages of 2010 Toyota Prius models kept supplies tight all over the world. Now, they may start to... read more August 31, 2010 by 0


 
Electric car

Chinese Automaker Dongfeng Backing EV Rush With $440 Million Pledge

Following the lead of its government, which recently pledged a whopping $15 billion towards helping accelerate the electrification of the automobile, Chinese automaker... read more August 20, 2010 by 3


 
money

Electric Vehicle Incentives Guide: Country By Country

Green conscience and new technology are both laudable, but getting extra money in your back pocket is nice too. Now, after all those years of paying taxes on your hard work... read more July 30, 2010 by 3


 
GM logo, with cash

As Governments Worldwide Tighten Fiscal Wallets, Are EV Programs at Risk?

The U.K. coalition government has warned auto industry that it cannot continue to offer financial assistance to enable it to fully recover from the global recession. In... read more June 29, 2010 by 2


 
cash

Federal Funds For Electric Cars Can Raise GDP, Cut Oil Imports

Just how much could the U.S. economy benefit from the widespread use of electric cars?  Quite a lot, according to a new study. It shows that U.S. citizens and the U.S... read more June 10, 2010 by 3


 
Charging Cord

New Maryland Laws Helps EV Uptake, Reduce Commuting Time.

The Washington D.C. metropolitan area is one of three key markets for the roll-out for the current wave of electric cars and yesterday residents of Maryland were given a... read more May 21, 2010 by 2


 

 
 

 
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