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    Recharge Wrap-up: Ford steals Best Green Brand spot from Toyota, EV buyer survey goes online
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    Chevrolet is one of the Top Global Green Brands of 2014, according to brand consultancy firm Interbrand. Chevy ranks number 32 on the list, which cover brands across a wide variety of segments. The report measures brand perception and brand performance, and the gap between the two is small for ...

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    Report: CARB scrapping plan for $60,000 limit on EV rebates
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    In April, we heard about a discussion within the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that would have put a $60,000 MSRP limit on plug-in vehicles that would qualify for CARB's $2,500 rebates. A new report in Silicon Beat says that CARB is once again ready to give EV money to everyone, no matter ...

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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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    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: Mitsubishi brings back $10,000 rebate on i-MiEV electric vehicle *UPDATE
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    With US monthly sale figures headed back towards the double-digit range, Mitsubishi is once again trying to goose sales of its i electric vehicle (also known as the i-MiEV) with some heavy-duty rebates. The Japanese automaker enacted a $10,000 rebate towards the end of last month and is ...

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    Official: Pennsylvania extends plug-in vehicle rebate program
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    That Quaker State driver who gets plug-in vehicle rebate #501 isn't going to be real happy, but, hey, Pennsylvania can be a rough place. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which has been giving out rebates for plug-in vehicle drivers since 2011, has announced it will ...

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    Report: Toyota offering up to $7,500 incentices for RAV4 EV; some customers will pay just $32,000
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    Nationwide Insurance tries to attract potential customers on its so-called "vanishing deductible." Toyota is offering a somewhat similar "vanishing price tag" on its battery-electric RAV4 EV. The Japanese automaker, which recently started selling the all-electric 'ute in California, is offering ...

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    Official: Plug-in hybrids outselling pure EVs in California
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    Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) appear to have outsold battery electric vehicles in California by about a two-to-one margin since the Toyota Prius Plug-in started US sales earlier this year, according to the state's Center for Sustainable Energy. To date, the state has given out about 7,400 ...

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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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    Official: Prius C is first hybrid in Toyota's College Grad rebate program
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    You may have a six-figure mountain of debt but, hey, you'll get $1,000 off of a Prius C. The new compact hybrid from Toyota is the first hybrid to be added to the Japanese automaker's College Grad Rebate Program, which offers $1,000 off for buyers of lessees of the model. Toyota Financial ...

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    Report: California Central Valley plug-in vehicle credits total $13,000
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    In John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," Tom Joad and his family were drawn to California's Central Valley on hopes for a better future. Now, prospective electric vehicle drivers may be drawn there for a better present – in the form of cash. San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control ...

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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: Hawaii adds $350,000 to EV rebate program, extends it seven months
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    With the state of Hawaii adding cash to its EV-rebate kitty, more electric-vehicle enthusiasts will likely be saying "Mahalo." Hawaii added $350,000 to its electric-vehicle rebate program and extended the deadline for buyers of EVs and electric-vehicle chargers to collect on such rebates by ...

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    Official: GM starts deliveries of 2012 HOV-lane-eligible Chevy Volts in California
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    An update at least a year-and-a-half in the making, General Motors has just started delivering 2012 Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in models that are eligible for California customers to drive alone in that state's high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes, as the automaker looks to spur sales from ...

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    Report: UK includes electric delivery vans in rebate plan; Renault Kangoo ZE now eligible
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    The UK's inclusion of battery-electric delivery vehicles in its alt-fuel rebate program makes Renault's Kangoo Van Z.E. eligible for the incentive, the French automaker said. With the new plug-in program providing a rebate of as much as 20 percent of a new EV's price, Kangoo Van Z.E. buyers may ...

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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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    Report: Thailand to offer $3,317 credit for purchase of vehicles with up to 1.5-liter engines
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    Thailand's government is discussing a tax rebate of up to 100,000 baht ($3,317 U.S. at the current exchange rate) for buyers of vehicles with engines that displace 1.5-liters or less. The move could cost the government an estimated 30 billion baht ($99.5 million U.S.), with up to 500,000 buyers ...

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    CARB approves extension of clean vehicle rebates
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    The California Air Resources Board (CARB), the funding agency behind the state's zero-emissions Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), has proposed a significant increase in funding for CVRP in 2011-2012. CARB is proposing tripling the funding from last year's level of $5 million to $15 million. ...

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    California electric vehicle rebate program runs out of cash
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    If you're a resident of California thinking of purchasing an electric vehicle, then you'd better not be banking on receiving a rebate check from the state. That's because the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has sort of announced that its rebates for zero-emissions vehicles no longer ...

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