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Here’s a trick question: How much will you have to pay for a new Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla, or some other plug-in electrified vehicle? If you live in the U.S., the answer is it all depends on the state in which you live and register the car. Aside from a $2,500 […]

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A consumer advocacy group is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to slow down, following NHTSA’s announcement that it will be updating its policy on self driving cars. John M. Simpson, the privacy project director for advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, addressed the issue in a letter to Secretary of the Department of Transportation […]

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Officials with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles wanted to have regulations that are more complete in place for autonomous vehicles already, but say the delay is justified. The department said it’s still working to finalize the updated directive on autonomous technology. Many complex issues are under consideration for the final draft, which will likely set […]

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will be looking into complaints that Volkswagen AG engaged in deceptive advertising with its “clean diesel” marketing campaign. The print and television ads in question prominently describe VW’s powertrain as “TDI Clean Diesel.” Many of the commercials directly address perceptions that diesel is slower, louder and smellier than a gasoline-powered […]

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Even as autonomous technology continues to make its way from prototypes to street-legal vehicles, legislators and lawmakers are still working to define the rules and liabilities for self-driving cars. In the meantime, one carmaker is taking a resolved stance on the matter: “Volvo will accept full liability whenever one if its cars is in autonomous […]

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In addition to state and federal tax credits, the Tesla Model X may be eligible for up to a $25,000 tax deduction known as the “Hummer Tax Loophole.” It falls under IRS Section 179, but was given its nickname after many companies used it to deduct the purchase of large SUVs – gas-guzzling SUVs, and so […]

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Since last Friday when the Obama administration pulled the cover off of Volkswagen AG’s diesel emission cheating scandal we’ve heard a steady beat of bad news, but good could come of it as well. That “good” of course depends on your worldview and more remains to be seen as new disclosures add to the controversy […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is extending the company’s referral program by removing a limit and adding an extra bonus. The program began earlier this year, rewarding Model S owners around the world for any referrals that resulted in a finalized sale. Under the program, if someone refers a buyer, they receive $1,000 to use towards […]

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Some leaders in Connecticut are so confident in the state’s new electrified vehicle rebate, they believe the state can sell them more effectively than California. “We’re a small state, but we have some big ideas, and maybe we can show California how to do this,” said Jim Fleming, president of the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association. […]

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The U.K. is adding £200 million to its EV rebate program, which will extend the £5,000 new vehicle credit for an three additional months to February 2016. Previously set to run out this fall, U.K. government officials said they are expanding the rebates to spur more sales of low emission vehicles. “The U.K. is now […]

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