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  • 2020 Kia Soul EV first drive  -  South Korea  -  April 2019

    We had a first chance to drive the new 2020 Kia Soul EV. London's new pollution charge on older vehicles makes it really expensive to drive older cars into the city. And our latest Twitter poll asks what GM should do with the Volt name now that it no longer produces the car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. First announced in 2017, the city of London's new pollution charge on older gas and diesel cars took effect on Monday. On top of the daily congestion charge already in place since 2003, it will now cost more than $31 to drive an older car—even a five-year-old diesel—into...

  • 2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 plug-in hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2017
    Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

    When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rendered its verdict in that suit, filed in August. In a 6-3 decision, the state's highest court...

  • First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong closed a tax loophole; is Tesla ancillary damage?

    Government officials in Hong Kong have eliminated a popular tax exemption that made electric vehicles much cheaper to buy than comparable gasoline-powered models. Now Tesla worries it could take the brunt of the blowback. The loophole helped make Hong Kong one of the biggest overseas markets for...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Volt
    California electric-car rebates caught up in politics as cash runs out

    California's electric-car rebate program may be caught up in politics.

  • 2016 Tesla Model S
    Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

    A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. While the Tesla runs solely on batteries and has no tailpipe from which to emit anything, the island state levied the tax to reflect the annual...

  • Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]
    CA Bill Gives Tax-Free Delivery To Out-Of-State Tesla Buyers

    Well, this might upset a few martini glasses at National Automobile Dealers Association social events. A bill passed by the California State Senate two days ago allows out-of-state car buyers to take delivery of their electric cars in California without paying any sales tax. The legislation was...

  • 2016 Tesla Model X

    Remember the gas-guzzler tax allowance, nicknamed the "HUMMER deduction" because it allowed small-business owners to buy massive, heavy, fuel-sucking SUVs and deduct a large piece of the cost from their taxes? The HUMMER brand went away as a result of the 2009 GM bankruptcy and government-backed restructuring. But the Section 179 tax credit has had more lives than a TV zombie. Now, in a delicious twist of fate, it turns out that the Tesla Model X all-electric luxury SUV is eligible for the very same tax break. DON'T MISS: Gas Guzzler Tax Deduction Restored To $500K For 2014 By Budget Bill...

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    Gas Guzzler Tax Deduction Restored To $500K For 2014 By Budget Bill

    If politics is the art of successful compromise--defined as outcomes that make all parties equally unhappy--then the recent budget extension bill offers something for everyone. It extended the tax credits for electric-car charging stations and natural-gas-vehicle refueling stations, which should...

  • MetLife electric-car charging station for employee use - Johnstown, Pennsylvania
    Tax Breaks Back For Electric-Car Charging Stations, Natural-Gas Cars, Through End Of Year

    It's the end of another Congressional session, which means that a budget extension bill has now been rushed through and is likely to be signed. Called The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5771), it contains special provisions, rule tweaks, and concessions for many, many, many different...

  • First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014
    Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Tax Credit Expires This Month: Will It Be Renewed?

    Financial and other incentives are widely viewed as a good way to kickstart the adoption of new green vehicles, largely to compensate for their higher prices against conventional gasoline cars. But just as Toyota is building up to next fall's launch of its 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in...

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    China Decides Electric Cars Are Important Enough To Waive Tax On Their Purchase

    After a slow start, electric cars could take another step forward in China as the country decides to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on the vehicles. It's the latest effort by the country's policymakers to address China's pollution and energy independence issues. Electric car sales have been...

  • 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom
    BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

    Electric cars enjoy many incentives, from tax credits and purchase rebates through carpool-lane access, to encourage buyers to give them a try. But the range-extended model of the BMW i3 electric car turns out not to qualify for a state exemption from New Jersey's new-car sales tax--despite at...

  • 2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

    Many states offer discounts, rebates, and other incentives for the purchase of infrastructure improvements that encourage electric-car ownership. Washington is one such state, providing tax breaks on charging stations and similar EV-related devices. Unfortunately, Home Depot sales associates weren't aware of the program, which made charging station purchases exempt from sales tax -- or rather, they weren't telling customers about it. The problem came to light when a Seattle-area farmer visited Home Depot to purchase a charging station. The store didn't have any in stock and directed him to...

  • Old cabin near Twin Lakes, along Colorado's Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway
    Why Electric-Car Owners Should Be Happy For New Colorado Tax

    Stories about new or proposed taxes on electric cars are generally viewed as negative, even punitive, by plug-in vehicle advocates. Now, there's one that likely shouldn't cause all that much ruckus: Colorado is about to levy a $50 annual fee on any car that plugs into the wall to recharge its...

  • Michigan state capitol, Lansing (photo by Brian Charles Watson)
    Michigan Jumps On The 'Tax Electric Cars' Bandwagon, Too

    Elected officials in yet another state have proposed levying taxes on electric cars. And just to make things interesting, this time the debate is happening in Michigan. Similar initiatives have been discussed in states both red and blue, including Arizona, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington...

  • Drag race between Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf electric cars (The Fast Lane)
    A Reminder: WA Electric Car Owners Pay $100 Tax From 2013

    If you live in Washington State, the cost of driving an electric car is set to go up in February next year. Not by a lot, it has to be said--but in an effort to get electric car owners to pay their share for the upkeep of roads and bridges, Washington electric car drivers will start paying an...

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    Hybrids & Electric Cars May Spell Doom For America's Roads

    Yesterday, we discussed the problem of America's crumbling roads and bridges. Taxes on gasoline are meant to keep that stuff up to snuff, but the costs of maintenance and upgrades are outpacing revenue. The reason? The federal gas tax hasn't risen since 1993. The Wall Street Journal recently...

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    GM to Washington State: Don’t Pass Electric Vehicle Taxation Law

    For the past year, the state of Washington has been examining the possibility of putting a $100 annual surcharge on electric vehicle registrations. A contentious issue, the house bill proposed to help the state recoup tax dollars lost as more people switch from gas-guzzling cars to plug-in and...

  • GE WattStation Electric Car Charging Station

    For several years now, the Federal Government has offered tax credits to people buying brand new highway-capable electric cars, as well as those installing electric car charging stations. But while the $7,500 federal tax credits towards the purchase of an electric car most likely won't end for several years, the Federal Government tax credit for part of the cost of installing an electric-car charging station will end on December 31, 2011. The basics In short, the electric-car charging station tax credit offers private individuals the ability to take 30 percent of the cost of installing their...

  • Feeling Taxed at the Pump?
    Gas Prices: How Much Are YOU Paying At The Pump In Taxes? (Infographic)

    Gas prices go up and down, lately more up than down. Today, however, the U.S. government has decided to release a portion of its strategic petroleum reserve, just as crude-oil prices continued a decline that started several weeks ago. Gas prices vary enormously from state to state, due to...

  • First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee
    Warning: Californian Electric Car Rebates Running Out of Charge

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) - the state department charged with reducing air pollution and improving the quality of air that Californians breathe - has announced that the California state electric vehicle rebate program will soon run out of money, meaning that electric car buyers may...

  • Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010
    Gas Taxes Should Go Up To Boost Green-Car Sales, Says GM CEO Akerson

    The CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, told a Detroit newspaper that the Federal tax on gasoline should be raised by 50 cents or $1 a gallon to encourage consumers to buy more fuel efficient vehicles.. In an interview last week with the Detroit News, Akerson said a higher gas tax should be part of...

  • Tax forms by Flickr user bobt54
    Taking Advantage Of Your IRS Mileage: Hybrid Cars Can Help

    This week is the heart of tax time. If you're like many other taxpayers or a small businessperson, right about now you're looking up the 2010 mileage rate that the IRS lets you use when deducting personal-vehicle use as a business expense. So here's the answer: The IRS mileage rate is 50 cents per...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010
    Electric Car Tax for Washington Gets One Step Closer to Law

    If you’re a regular reader of AllCarsElectric then you’ll know that electric cars are much cheaper to run than gasoline cars once you’ve actually purchased them, but electric cars in Washington state are just about to get a little more expensive to run thanks to a proposed law...

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