Many articles have been published about slower than expected plug-in electrified vehicles’ market acceptance this decade, but these tend to highlight only a few aspects of a very complicated picture. Looked at from a broad overview, one could alternately say it’s a wonder plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles (PEVs) have done as well as they […]

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Colorado is changing its EV tax-credit structure, and that might be good news for EV shoppers. The Rocky Mountain state is switching from a system that previously used a formula to determine how large a tax credit should be on a purchased EV. Now, Colorado is moving to a flat tax credit of $5,000. That […]

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China has reported that by March it had exceeded a half-million plug-in electrified vehicles sold, and if things go to plan, the world has seen almost nothing yet. In what is now the largest conventional car and plug-in car market, Chinese authorities have since 2012 had a goal that Tesla could approve of to sell […]

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That bastion of plug-in electrified vehicles – Norway – has outdone itself again in becoming the fourth little nation among comparative giants to register 100,000 units sold. Through April, the tally has grown to 100,600 new and some technically used all-electric and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles, plus pure electric utility vans. This has happened from […]

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If you want to buy a new car and live in the Netherlands, you may soon have to go EV. Well, within the next decade, anyway. A motion recently passed in the lower house of the Dutch Parliament would ban sale of non-electric vehicles – including hybrids which are now popular in the Netherlands – by 2025. The […]

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Only a few – but a significant few – green cars are debuting this week at the New York International Auto Show. Other cars that could have made a list include conventional gas sippers, but we only mention the highest mpg example of those, with the other four being electrified in some form or fashion. […]

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If you thought Norway was the poster child for zero-emission vehicles you’ve just seen the beginning assuming a proposed National Transport Plan for 2018-2029 is fully implemented. The country already buys nearly one plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) out of every four sold, has over 3 percent PEVs on the roads now, and its plans far […]

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While critics of consumer plug-in car incentives have been known to bandy charges of “taxpayer dollars” funding the cost-intensive technology, no such complaint may be levied against Rhode Island. That’s not necessarily because the state is a bastion of conservative politics and shuns such profligate expenditures, but rather that it elegantly started an incentive program […]

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Did you ever wonder why carmakers make several plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) targeted just for California? A big reason is its Air Resources Board swings a heavy stick, influencing other states’ regulations in the process, and federal rules are driving things as well, but any way you slice it, California is America’s capital of plug-in […]

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If all amendments to present law proposed by a governor’s budget trailer bill now making the rounds are adopted, California could remove the cap on plug-in hybrid green solo-access HOV stickers to 2019 and extend already unlimited white stickers for EVs into 2025. The HOV access perk adopted early this decade for qualified plug-in cars […]

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