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    Report: Georgia EV advocates ready to stand up for tax incentives
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    Like the University of Georgia and its punchy Bulldog mascot, Georgia's electric-vehicle advocates are about to get a little more pugilistic, says the Atlanta Business Chronicle. That's because, for the second straight year, some state politicos may look to end Georgia's electric-vehicle subsidy. ...

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    Official: California could give lower-income EV buyers a financial boost
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    One California state senator wants to make sure electric vehicles aren't just for the jewelry-rattlers anymore. California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) proposed a bill last month that is designed to put plug-in vehicles within reach of those with more moderate incomes than your ...

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    Report: EVs get support in Canada with big tax incentives, wireless EV charging
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    Perhaps a confluence of larger public and private incentives will help EV reach the tipping point north of the border. Canadian consumers are now privy to company, provincial and dealership incentives that could total more than C$12,000 ($11,200 US) for battery-electric cars such as the Smart ...

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    Official: CT incentivizing dealers instead of buyers to sell more EVs
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    Maybe we've been going about this all wrong. Navigant Research says a recently introduced program in Connecticut that incentivizes dealers instead of EV customers could be effective because it changes the pressure points for electric vehicles. Navigant (formerly Pike) Research notes that the ...

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    Official: CA, MD up EV incentives; US Rep wants tax credit increased to $10,000
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    Advanced-powertrain vehicle advocates in California and Maryland can rejoice over a chilled glass of Napa Valley's finest white wine and a heaping plate of Baltimore's best crab cakes. That's because both states will continue to make life a little financially sweeter for plug-in vehicle drivers. ...

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    Official: Georgia proposal to scale back EV credits falls short [CORRECTION]
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    Last year, about one percent of Georgia's new vehicles were battery-electric, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported last month and Atlanta was a Nissan Leaf hotspot for many months. Sales were likely helped by the fact that neighboring states like South Carolina and Tennessee had lower EV ...

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    Report: Georgia could end $5,000 EV subsidy by April 1
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    Electric-vehicle advocates may really start believing the old Charlie Daniels song The Devil Went Down to Georgia after reading that one of that state's former politicians wants to abolish the local EV tax incentive. Former Alpharetta Mayor Chuck Martin says the state should cut its $5,000 perk ...

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    Report: Norway way ahead of schedule on EV-incentive limits
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    "Everything for Norway" is that country's motto, but too much might not be a good thing when it comes to Norway's electric-vehicle incentives. The plan in Norway is to shower extensive perks on the first 50,000 electric-vehicle buyers as a way to take advantage of the country's cheap and ...

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    Report: 2013 Chevy Volt gets $4,000-off incentive, more if you're leasing a competitor's vehicle
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    There was a time not too long ago when General Motors would've been happy with 1,500 Chevrolet Volt sales per month. Apparently, that time has passed. GM is apparently looking to goose sales of its extended-range plug-in by offering rebates of as much as $4,000 per vehicle, Inside EVs says, ...

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    Report: China will re-start plug-in vehicle subsidies, says BYD chair
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    China, which ended its three-year electric-vehicle subsidy program in December, will resume it as soon as April, Reuters reports, citing BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu. The head of the China-based automaker, whose biggest shareholder is Warren Buffet, didn't disclose details about the subsidy ...

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    Official: 2011 and 2012 Leaf buyers get $1,000 loyalty cash to buy another Nissan
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    Own a Leaf? Nissan would like to keep buyers of its all-electric car it in the proverbial family by offering a $1,000 loyalty discount towards other Nissan vehicles, even those dirty, nasty gas-powered ones. In fact, Nissan is making the loyalty case offer available to anyone who lives in the ...

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    Report: US 'fiscal cliff' deal extends biofuel incentives, includes support for e-scooters
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    When the US Senate signed off on a budget agreement to (at least temporarily) avoid the so-called "fiscal clif," it stirred up plenty of debate among Democrats and Republicans. It is doing the same among those eying the biofuel industry. Here's how the green vehicle scene shakes out for now, ...

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    Report: Toyota offers incentives on Prius Plug-in up to $5,000
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    Toyota is looking to play catch-up with its Prius Plug-in by sweetening the pot for prospective buyers. The Japanese automaker is offering as much as $5,000 in financing funds for some versions of the model, according to Green Car Reports. Toyota is also offering as much as $4,000 for the ...

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    Official: Coda offers a 'year' of free charging for all-electric Sedan buyers
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    Electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive is offering buyers a free year (roughly) of recharging, which sounds good no matter how you slice it. Specifically, Coda is giving a $552 rebate for folks who buy Coda Sedans this month. The Los Angeles-based company came up with $552 as an estimate for how ...

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    Report: Plug-in car sales growing in UK, slowly
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    It looks like a few more folks are getting plugged in on the other side of the Pond. The number of drivers in the UK who filed for plug-in vehicle rebates from the government rose almost 20 percent during the first half of the year, hinting that sales of models like the Vauxhall Ampera (sister ...

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    Report: Bloomberg says buyers, not automakers, should get more federal funding for plug-in vehicles
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    The U.S. government would be more effective at spurring plug-in vehicle sales if it provided more financial incentives to consumers instead of automakers. At least, that's the opinion in a Bloomberg News editorial. Saying that finding alternatives to gasoline "a worthy public goal," Bloomberg ...

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    Report: California approves $27 million in green-vehicle incentives
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    The Golden State's going a little more green once again. The California Air Resources Board approved $27 million in incentives that will be used to accelerate sales of zero-emission vehicles in the most populous U.S. state. CARB said that a "majority" of the funds will go towards purchase ...

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    Shanghai GMC dealer plays 'fill 'er up' with $8,000 free gas incentive
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    Big trucks just aren't appealing enough on their own, at least in some places. For proof, look to a Shanghai GMC dealer who is offering about three years worth of free gas to anyone who buys a new Sierra Denali. Too bad it'll take about 20 years to pay off the big truck. The dealer is giving ...

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    Report: Ford Transit Connect Electric to qualify for $15,000 rebate in California
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    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is set to add an additional category to its Hybrid Incentive Voucher Program (HVIP) that awards buyers of zero-emissions light-duty commercial vehicles, including the Ford Transit Connect Electric, a discount of up to $15,000 on their green vehicle ...

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    Report: Incentives fail to boost electric vehicle sales in Europe
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    JATO Dynamics, a UK-based supplier of "automotive intelligence," reports that government subsidies and other monetary incentives have not significantly boosted plug-in vehicle sales in Europe. JATO's research suggests that price has only a minute impact on the decision to buy a plug-in vehicle ...

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