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PG&E offers new $3,000 rebate to Nissan Leaf buyers

PG&E offers new $3,000 rebate to Nissan Leaf buyers

California is already by far the No. 1 state for sales of electric cars, and the state's biggest utility apparently wants to add to that momentum. PG&E (formerly Pacific Gas & Electric) announced yesterday a new $3,000 purchase incentive for new Nissan Leafs. The utility company rebate is... read more

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Tesla Model 3

Will GM or Tesla buyers lose electric-car tax credits first? (updated)

A major contributor to electric-car sales is the program under which buyers of new electric cars qualify for a federal income-tax credit of up to $7,500. But these tax... read more February 12, 2018 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf charging back at home after 1,000-mile road trip   [photo John Briggs]

Budget deal restores tax credits for EV charging stations, electric motorcycles, fuel-cell cars

Fears that Congress would kill the federal tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric car were laid to rest in December when that incentive survived the $1.5 trillion... read more February 11, 2018 by


 
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


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

When do electric-car tax credits expire? (updated for 2018)

In less than three months, personal income-tax returns or 2017 will be due for most U.S. adults. Some of those taxpayers will have bought a plug-in electric car last year... read more February 1, 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


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Could improving electric-car tax credit be possible even with today's politics?

Rather to the surprise of electric-car advocates, the massive tax bill passed by the U.S. Congress in December did not eliminate the federal tax credit for purchase of a... read more January 16, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

In an ideal world, this is how electric-car tax credits should work

The tax reform bill likely to be voted on by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives retained a number of provisions originally slated to be cut from the tax code. Among... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Electric-car tax credit retained in Congressional tax reform bill: confirmed (update)

We'll likely never know whether it was the influence of auto lobbyists, pressure from the actual public, or a letter signed by two dozen mayors. But however the sausage was... read more December 15, 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


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Senate tax plan leaves electric-car purchase credit in place

The battle over early termination of the U.S. income-tax credit for purchase of an electric car took a new turn on Thursday. HR1, the draft Tax Cut and Jobs Act introduced in... 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


 
Nissan Leaf at West Coast Electric Highway charging station (Photo by Pine Mountain Sports)

New propaganda video on electric-car tax credits: time to debunk!

The U.S. federal income-tax credit for purchase of an electric car has seen its share of attacks over the years. Now a new video seeks to twist the facts to paint those... read more August 2, 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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