A comprehensive study commissioned by Congress surveying adoption and growth of the plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market recommends the federal tax credit become a point-of-sale rebate. This recommendation has been politically dead on arrival as endorsed by President Barack Obama for the past four years or more, but the 205-page exhaustive and throughly vetted non-partisan […]

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No country has more clearly demonstrated a unified effort to switch to plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) than Norway, and this Monday it’s expected to reach a 50,000-unit sales threshold on generous incentives propping up the enterprise. As it reaches this ceiling limit of PEVs eligible to receive financial and convenience-oriented benefits encouraging their sale, the […]

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According to the head of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Tesla Motors plans on paying its workers higher than nearly every other automaker in the U.S. at an average hourly wage of $25. These wage figures would be double what the majority of part supplies pay, as well as $8 higher per hour than those […]

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Chevrolet is using a lower price and new cash incentives to try and perk up sales on its 2015 Spark EV. When factoring in other federal and state tax breaks, buyers can potentially pick up the electric vehicle (EV) for as low as $14,995. The MSRP of a 2015 Spark EV with mid-grade 1LT trim […]

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This past Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an extensive plan covering both environmental goals promoting various programs for the city over the next few decades. The “pLAn” as it’s titled, is 105-page booklet that incorporates both new, and previously declared environmental initiatives by the mayor to help create what he dubs “a more sustainable […]

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A former director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the office asked for steep fuel efficiency increases for SUVs as a negotiation technique, knowing that the requested numbers were unrealistic. In 2011, the EPA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the major carmakers met to create new fuel economy and emissions standards set […]

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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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On April 2, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that the state will be adding $2 million into Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program. Unlike Georgia, which is in the process of trying to get its EV incentives program revoked, or Illinois, which has already halted its Alternative Fuel Rebate Program, Massachusetts has chosen to […]

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With a previously predicted release of spring 2014, Indianapolis’ BlueIndy electric car sharing service is now in need of $13 million in order to finally get its vehicles on the road. The program which would be the largest in the country has encountered a multitude of problems in attempts to launch this service throughout Indianapolis, […]

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Four of the top carmakers are asking the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to give more credits to plug-in vehicles under the state’s emission regulations. It’s a plea heard from automakers before: the government can mandate emission requirements, but let us dictate the technology used to reach those regulations. Now, as California’s guidelines undergo an […]

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