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California leads US in electric-car use, planning: here's what others can learn

California leads US in electric-car use, planning: here's what others can learn

Electric-car leadership isn't only about getting the vehicles on the roads. Charging infrastructure, tax incentives, and a passionate fan base for cars that plug in are all important to build a community of electric-vehicle drivers who will spread the word. With two decades of experience... read more

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2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

Why China will beat U.S. in electric-car battle: urgency, regulations

As the electric-vehicle market matures and more global automakers commit to building battery-powered cars, one driving force has emerged to lead the pack. With apologies to... read more December 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

22 mayors join letter urging electric-car tax credit retention by Congress

Two bills from the Senate and House of Representatives that would radically reform U.S. tax policy for the first time in three decades are now being reconciled by a joint... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

If you plan to buy an electric car, you should do it this month

Common wisdom has it that the last few days of any calendar year are the best time to buy a car. Not only are franchised dealers and their salespeople seeking to close out... read more December 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier and 2017 BMW i3 electric car, Aug 2017        [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Are car buyers the biggest problem for electric cars? (Yes, of course they are, but it's price)

While it's clear that the transition to plug-in electric cars is accelerating across the globe, in the short term electric cars still face numerous hurdles. Charging... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

GM, Nissan push to retain EV credit; tax bill also targets renewables, helps nuclear energy

The United States tax code hasn't seen a major overhaul in decades, and the current Congress—along with the Trump administration—may be learning, or re-learning... read more November 7, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

Draft tax bill eliminates credit for all electric-car buyers: report (updated)

The process of drafting a so-called tax reform bill has been shrouded in mystery, with even Republican congressmembers admitting they didn't know what provisions it would... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
Hyperloop One concept drawing for system bridging Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai

Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. Battery-electric and plug-in... read more October 2, 2017 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car    [photo: Patrick Reid]

CT dealer incentive for electric-car sales works, could be improved: report

Connecticut ushered in a unique electric-car incentive in 2014, and the first points of data on its effectiveness have now been published. The Connecitcut Hydrogen and... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Why one guy bought a 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car: it was a great deal

The deals, incentives, and rebates currently available on the 2017 Nissan Leaf are generous and well documented. A handful of utility companies across the United States have... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Toyota Prius owners: Hyundai will give you $1,000 to buy an Ioniq Hybrid

The Toyota Prius is undoubtedly the world's best-known hybrid car, and it's now been in production over four generations for more than 20 years. There have been more than 6... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

San Diego utility offers $10,000 off Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 electric cars

For southern California residents, it's an excellent time to start considering the purchase of a BMW i3 or Nissan Leaf electric car. San Diego Gas & Electric has joined a... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China electric-car rules 'impossible,' say carmakers; more deference to regulators needed?

It may be human nature to avoid doing things that are for the long-term good but impose short-term costs. Exercising more, giving up smoking, or paying more for a car that is... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

California electric-car rebates out of cash again; legislature neglected to fund them

Incentives for the purchase of a plug-in battery-powered vehicle continue to be a powerful motivation to get new buyers to consider electric cars. The federal income-tax... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Oregon passes electric-car purchase rebates up to $2,500; new EV fees delayed to 2020

It's taken a while, but Oregon will now have a state electric-car purchase incentive that largely matches those in its neighbor to the south, California. First discussed... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

CA bill would make up for federal electric-car incentives as they expire

The state of California has a long track record of supporting electric cars and doing everything possible to ensure plug-in vehicles can be obtained by the largest number of... read more July 6, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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