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$1,000 Illinois fee? State fees, credits can make or break EV sales

$1,000 Illinois fee? State fees, credits can make or break EV sales

Among states, incentives for electric cars vary wildly—from Colorado, which offers a $5,000 tax credit for EV buyers, to Illinois, where the legislature just proposed a $1,000 annual registration fee for electric cars. As states implement—or discontinue—various EV incentives, the... read more

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Virginia State Capitol, Skip Plitt/C'ville Photography [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Virginia state-tax rebate up to $3,500 for electric-car purchase dies in subcommittee

Virginia is for lovers—and electric-car advocated had hoped that it would soon be for lovers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, too. A bill proposed in mid-January... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
Georgia state capitol (pic by Andre M. via Wikimedia)

Georgia to take second try at electric-car tax credit after killing first one

Several years ago, Georgia offered a generous state-tax credit for purchase of a zero-emission vehicle, and its sales of electric cars boomed. When state politics interceded... read more January 29, 2018 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf, Denver, Colorado, Mar 2016  [photo: owner Andrew Ganz]

Colorado moves to put more electric cars onto state roads faster

A state at the forefront of U.S. electric-vehicle adoption has set an ambitious goal of nearly 1 million plug-in electric cars on its roads by 2030. Colorado, which counted... read more January 25, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

Gas tax should rise 25 cents to fund road repair: US Chamber of Commerce

It's an unusual thing, to say the least, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce publicly suggests a major tax increase. In general, the pro-business lobbying group advocates for... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid charging at Crevier BMW, Santa Ana, California, Dec 2017

Number of electric cars California needs to cut 2030 emissions unclear: 4 million or 7 million?

One of California's largest electricity producers recently published a white paper that analyzed how the state will achieve its 2030 greenhouse-gas targets—and it... read more January 19, 2018 by


 
Rhode Island license plate. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Tesla wins another, licensed to sell electric cars in Rhode Island

Tesla can now add another notch to its sales board. Rhode Island will allow the direct sale of Teslas and has issued a state dealer license to the company to open a dealer in... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Vacaville, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

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... read more January 10, 2018 by


 
Hydrogenics hydrogen fueling station

California to fall short of 100 hydrogen fueling stations by 2020

As electric charging stations continue to sprout across the country, hydrogen fueling stations haven't experienced the same rapid growth. That's an issue in California, where... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
California state capitol, Sacramento

California bill to ban new fossil-fueled car sales by 2040 introduced

A California lawmaker has submitted a bill that will ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles in the state starting in 2040. Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Judge sides with Tesla, slams dealer association in Missouri

Since Tesla began selling electric cars directly to customers throughout the U.S., the electric-vehicle maker has had to play franchise-law whack-a-mole in multiple state... read more December 7, 2017 by


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

California mulls ban on new cars with engines, joining China in climate action

With China mulling an eventual ban on sales of cars with gasoline or diesel engines, the world's largest car market made it clear earlier this month that it intends to force... read more September 27, 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


 
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House... read more July 20, 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


 

 
 

 
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