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More regions have recently reduced government-financed incentive programs for electric vehicles to save money, but many of these same areas are already paying far more to support the oil and gas industry. As much as $5.3 trillion is spent annually worldwide to subsidize fossil fuels, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund. […]

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A twin set of bills that would have allowed Tesla Motors to sell vehicles in Texas have expired. Two years ago, a pro-Tesla bill was sent to Texas legislators that would permit the electric carmaker to sell directly to consumers. But the bill never received committee approval and expired at the end of the legislative […]

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As part of a countrywide initiative to promote more fuel-efficient transportation, China announced that it will stop charging annual taxes for some low- and zero-emission vehicles. The fee is part of China’s 2012 Vehicle and Vessel Tax (VVT). In addition to taxes for motorcycles, ships and commercial vehicles, the measure set an annual charge for […]

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This past Tuesday, Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy announced the state will be giving up to $3,000 rebates to those who purchase electric, fuel cell, or plug-in hybrid vehicles. Rebates, which will be applied during the point of sale, are available to residents, municipalities, and businesses of Connecticut and can range from $750 to $3,000 depending […]

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After Georgia officials removed a tax credit for zero emission vehicles, replacing it with a road-use fee and a luxury car tax break, some residents said they are considering a lawsuit. Previously, Georgia had presented itself as one of the bigger supporters of zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs), offering residents a $5,000 tax credit for qualifying […]

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In a few months, the Tesla Model S may be able to automatically pass slower moving traffic ahead. Amidst the debate on legalities and liabilities surrounding semi-autonomous driving, Tesla Motors said it can clearly answer the question over who would be at fault if the car crashes during automatic overtaking. The automatic overtaking feature will […]

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is urging legislators to remove laws that ban manufacturers from selling directly to consumers, saying it’s better to let consumers decide how and where to buy a new vehicle. The direct-to-consumer debate was stirred up again last week after the FTC sent a letter to Michigan legislators, who are considering […]

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A former executive with the Environmental Protection Agency believes that CAFE regulations won’t be lowered during the upcoming midterm review, saying the fuel economy numbers are achievable by the auto industry. Margo Oge, called the “Queen of Cleaner Cars” by some, was the EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality when the […]

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A new congressionally mandated report published by the U.S. National Research Council states that current battery technology, vehicle cost, and lack of consumer knowledge are all obstacles preventing widespread endorsement of plug-in electric vehicles. The key to lowering overall vehicle cost according to ClickGreen would be to develop less expensive and more efficient batteries, this along with […]

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Georgia, home to a $5,000 all-electric vehicle purchase tax incentive has revoked that initiative in place of a $200 registration fee and adding to the salt in the wounds is giving special perks to Mercedes-Benz as it relocates to the state. The tax-break-ending legislation made it into law last week under the Transportation Funding Act of […]

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