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Government support for Elon Musk’s three companies – Tesla Motors, SolarCity and SpaceX – has reached $4.9 billion, according to a recent report by the Los Angeles Times. Reactions to the story have been strong, both from Musk and from readers. The Los Angeles Times has received more than 530 comments, some from supporters of […]

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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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To stimulate the electrified vehicle market, the White House has developed a mixture of rebates and subsidies. But this may not be the most effective tactic, according to a pair of business management professors. Anton Ovchinnikov, associate professor at the Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Gal Raz, associate professor at the […]

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Currently, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) incentives are offered by the U.S. federal government, 20 U.S. States, three Canadian provinces, a dozen European nations, Japan, China and other entities. Auto manufacturers and their early adopter customers know first-hand that tax incentives are playing a critical role in creating and scaling up the new plug-in transportation […]

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