What effect will lower tax credits on Tesla and GM plug-ins have in the new year? Take our Twitter poll

What effect will lower tax credits on Tesla and GM plug-ins have in the new year? Take our Twitter poll

The wind-down of federal tax credits on plug-in vehicles begins to hit in 2019. Tax credits for Tesla buyers were already reduced to $3,750 on Tuesday. The same reduction is scheduled to hit GM's plug-in models, the Chevy Volt and Bolt EV on April 1. The reduction in the credits is likely to have...

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California white and green carpool stickers expire New Year's Day

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Pickup drivers target Tesla Superchargers in "ICEing" incidents

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Jaguar I-Pace road trip, Subaru Forester hybrid, Porsche Taycan sold out: Today's Car News

Porsche reveals that the first year's production of its 2020 Taycan electric car is sold out. Subaru plans a sporty hybrid concept version of the Forester for the Tokyo auto... read more December 28, 2018 by

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Plug-in hybrids to charge again in Beverly Hills

Banning plug-in hybrids from public chargers is no good. That's the conclusion of a new California law signed in September, which forbids cities from restricting access to... read more December 28, 2018 by

Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche Taycan sold out for a year—to mostly Tesla drivers

As much as they evangelize Tesla, it turns out Tesla owners may be looking for an upgrade. Klaus Zellmer, Porsche's president and CEO for North America, disclosed in an... read more December 28, 2018 by

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Subaru Forester Hybrid teased in Japan, in sporty STI form

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The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, a city boy, and range anxiety

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Porsche Taycan production

Tesla Model 3 headlights, Porsche Taycan Turbo, expiring tax credits: Today's Car News

Porsche may be planning electric "Turbos." Expiring electric-car tax credits hit U.S. automakers and benefit imports in contrast to Trump policies. And our Twitter followers... read more December 27, 2018 by

Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure

Opinion: Expiring tax credits hurt U.S. automakers, favor imports

President Trump campaigned on a promise to aid U.S. manufacturers and provide more incentives for them to produce products in the U.S. Now the President, seemingly in... read more December 27, 2018 by

Porsche Taycan production

Would a Porsche Taycan Turbo confuse the Mission for sports-car brand's electric car?

The Porsche Taycan—since way back in its early 2015 Mission E Concept days—has been discussed by Porsche in two distinct ways. On one hand it’s a Tesla... read more December 27, 2018 by

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Will climate talks bring real progress? Twitter poll results

Last month, world leaders met in Poland to agree on the next steps in measuring and limiting climate change. Despite the U.S., Australia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and others... read more December 27, 2018 by

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Tesla Model 3 now in the running for IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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Electric towing, Lexus electric, sharing chargers: Today's Car News

Electric SUVs and pickups could be just the thing for those who tow. Lexus trademarks a name for a possible upcoming electric SUV. ChargePoint signs another sharing... read more December 26, 2018 by

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UX small crossover could spawn fully electric Lexus, trademark move suggests

Although Toyota isn’t in any big hurry to develop and push out electric vehicles to its dealerships—especially in the U.S., as recent executive comments have... read more December 26, 2018 by

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What are your hopes for plug-in cars in 2019?

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at ChargePoint station, Santa Cruz, California, Dec 2017

Chargepoint partners with Greenlots to expand access for drivers

Forget five-minute fill-ups. What seems to drive many electric car drivers crazy is making sure the charger they find has the right connector, how fast the charger is (in... read more December 26, 2018 by

Tesla Model X towing

Forget big V-8s and diesels: Why electric trucks will be great for towing

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ChargePoint Home wifi-connected charger

Hackable home chargers, Tesla tax credits: Today's Car News

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