taxes

 
Automakers, electric utilities want electric-car tax credit extended

Automakers, electric utilities want electric-car tax credit extended

With Tesla likely to hit 200,000 electric cars sold in the U.S. later this year, it will begin a phasedown process during which the income-tax credits available to its buyers start to dwindle on a set schedule. General Motors is likely to hit the same cap a couple of quarters after Tesla. Now those... read more

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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


 
MINI E electric car used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

Electric Mini to be made in U.K., despite BMW's Brexit worries (updated)

Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But both employees and fans worried that its British roots might be overlooked as a... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

State fees, penalties on electric cars proliferate this year

Several different states have continued to propose new fees for electric-car owners as a way to pay for road repairs. The fees are typically meant as a substitute for the... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
Indianapolis, by Flickr user ellenm1 (Used under CC License)

Indiana too slaps electric cars with $150 fee for not using gas

Indiana may soon follow Michigan in implementing fees for electric cars, with the stated goal of helping to pay for road repairs. Michigan is now adding fees for electric... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Michigan socks hybrid owners with new fees—that don't apply to most hybrids (updated)

The state of Michigan, to help pay for road repairs, decided more than a year ago to hit owners of hybrids and electric cars with additional fees starting this January... read more December 28, 2016 by


 
Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016

Reminder: buy that electric-car charging station (or electric motorcycle) this month!

With any new presidential administration comes a certain degree of legislative uncertainty. Conflicting statements on many issues by president-elect Donald Trump have... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Ending $4 billion U.S. oil, gas drilling subsidies would have low impact: study

U.S. subsidies to the oil and gas industries are often a flashpoint among electric-car advocates and environmentalists. They see a conflict in the government providing... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

What is a carbon tax and how would it work? A primer

One new policy measure that could get companies to cut their carbon emissions is to put a price on those emissions. Such a "carbon tax" is enthusiastically supported by many... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Congress Approves Tax Fairness Updates For Liquid Natural Gas

Congress has taken an important step to advance cleaner transport with the introduction of new, fairer taxation for natural gas. The 'LNG Excise Tax Equalization Act of 2013'... read more July 30, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Why Higher Gas Taxes Would Have Been Best Way To Save Fuel

It's now a widely-accepted tenet of today's U.S. political landscape: You just can't come out and advocate for higher taxes. For any purpose, under any circumstances, no... read more May 15, 2015 by


 
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Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes

As cars get more efficient, their owners spend less money on fuel. That's good for their wallets and for the environment, but not so good for the nation's infrastructure... read more March 9, 2015 by


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

California Bill Would Slash Sales Tax On Greenest New Vehicles

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would cut the sales tax on green cars in the state by more than half. It calls for reducing the sales tax on... read more March 2, 2015 by


 
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... read more December 19, 2014 by


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Wisconsin: Higher Taxes For Hybrids, Electrics For Not Burning Enough Gas To Fund Road Repairs?

It's not news that the roads and bridges in many states are falling into disrepair. Much of the money to fund maintenance of this infrastructure comes from taxes on fuel, but... read more December 2, 2014 by


 
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12-Cent Rise In Federal Tax On Gas, Diesel Proposed By Pair Of Senators

Two facts sit in opposition to each other in Washington, D.C., and have for many years. First, raising taxes--in any way, for any purpose, under any circumstances--is... read more June 19, 2014 by


 

 
 

 
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