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    Official: Massachusetts introduces $2,500 state incentive for EVs
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    Now that the deuces are wild for Massachusetts, its governor is placing a bigger bet on electric-vehicle adoption in the Bay State. With exactly 222 publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations currently available, the famously liberal Massachusetts is finally joining the ranks of those ...

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    Study: Time to seriously rethink mass market EV incentives
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    Even though plug-in electric vehicle (EV) sales were much higher in 2013 than the previous year, arguments are being made that government policies are failing. An opinion piece in Energy Policy, for example, opposes federal policies incentivizing EVs and calls them inefficient and ineffective. ...

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    Report: Only one month left for tax credits on home EV chargers in US
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    The number 13 may be considered bad fortune for the superstitious, but it's the year '14 when plug-in vehicle drivers who had been looking to get a little extra tax love from the federal government will really feel out of luck. The clock is ticking through the end of the month (and the year) on ...

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    Study: US drivers could use more EV cost-benefit education
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    Maybe the problem with electric vehicles isn't with the cars themselves but with the shoppers. Or potential shoppers. Or the not-so-potential shoppers. That's the message from a new survey from Indiana University and University of Kansas researchers, who found that US car shoppers "know little ...

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    Official: Fiat 500e priced at $32,500, leases start at $199/month
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    Something interesting happened on the way to make the 2014 Fiat 500e a real car. As the idea for the car was bandied about in public for many years, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne complained bitterly, saying the only reason the car was coming to market was because mean ol' California was ...

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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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    Gov. Bobby Jindal compares health care mandate to buying Chevy Volt
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    The conservative movement in the U.S. has taken a decidedly negative approach to the Affordable Care Act (or ObamaCare, as some call it). What we didn't know was that the law is like having to buy a Chevrolet Volt. That's what Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said while he was talking about how ...

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    Is the Obama administration traveling upstream on plug-in cars?
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    What happens when the federal government wants to "pick a winner" but the auto industry decides the time isn't quite right for that winner to emerge? We might be about to find out. Again. A recent article in Automotive News details the diverging roads that the industry and the Obama ...

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    Official: Amp electric SUVs qualify for $7,500 tax credit, Jeep Grand Cherokee available for $49,900
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    The all-electric SUV conversions from Amp – gas-free versions of the Mercedes-Benz ML and the Jeep Grand Cherokee – now qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit from the IRS. Amp CEO Jim Taylor said in a statement that the announcement couldn't come at a better time. "Given the ...

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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: Obama's proposed budget calls for upping plug-in vehicle tax credit to $10,000
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    As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to try and get a million plug-in vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015. In his State of the Union address in 2011, he repeated that number and proposed turning the $7,500 tax credit into a point-of-purchase rebate. That hasn't yet happened, but in the President's ...

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    Report: UK extends electric vehicle tax credit to 2015, adds utility vehicles
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    The UK government has extended its tax credit for electric-vehicle buyers to 2015 and will now include electric vans in the generous incentive. UK electric-vehicle buyers will receive a credit for as much as 25 percent of the value of their new vehicle, up to 5,000 British pounds, or just under ...

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    Right-wing Chevy Volt hate comes on strong; Bob Lutz strikes back hard
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    Is there any car out there that draws more political fire than the Chevy Volt? Sure, people rag on the Nissan Leaf for its limited range and on a bunch of cars – the Murano CrossCabriolet, the Acura ZDX, the Juke – for their styling, but the Volt really seems to have a special ...

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    Senate Democrat worries dealers might take unfair advantage of proposed plug-in vehicle tax credit-to-rebate switch
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    Senate Democrat Max Baucus, the chairman of the finance committee, has scrutinized President Obama's proposal to convert the $7,500 tax credit for plug-in vehicles to a point-of-purchase rebate, according to Automotive News (sub. req.) and thinks there's a potential problem. In February, Obama ...

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    DC 2011: Rep. Levin announces bill to raise plug-in vehicle tax credit cap to 500,000
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    This'd be a sweet deal for automakers. At a kick-off event for the DC Auto Show today, Representative Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak, MI, pictured) said he will introduce a bill to increase the limit on how many plug-in vehicles an automaker can sell before the $7,500 (max) tax credit expires from ...

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    Opinion: Why early electric vehicle adopters deserve tax credits
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    Fox News recently crucified the first U.S. customer of Nissan's all electric Leaf, Bay Area resident Olivier Chalouhi, for receiving the benefit of a $7,500 federal tax credit towards the purchase of his new clean energy car. At one point, the host, Eric Bolling, asked: ""Why in the world are we ...

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    Cayenne Hybrid is Porsche's first to qualify for $1,800 tax credit
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    2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're not sure if the average Porsche buyer really needs an $1,800 tax credit, nor if a vehicle that gets 20/24 miles per gallon city/hwy even really deserves said credit, but I'm sure future Cayenne owners of the world ...

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    Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will qualify for $1,300 tax credit
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hyundai has announced that its 2011 Sonata Hybrid will be eligible for a full $1,300 tax credit. The electrified mid-size sedan officially goes on sale later this year, and the company says that the first 60,000 buyers will ...

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    House vote on biodiesel tax credit could come today
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    For those of us who use/produce/sell/are fond of biodiesel, 2010 has been frustrating to say the least. The $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit expired in late December 2009, and it wasn't too long after that local biodiesel pumps across the country started drying up. Reinstatement of the tax ...

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    Tax credit for "black liquor" eliminated under health care reform bill *UPDATE
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    Buried in the health car reform legislation is a mention of a paper-making byproduct known as "black liquor." This substance, a wood-pulping byproduct, is utilized as a biofuel to generate electricity for paper-making companies throughout the U.S. Up until now, companies utilizing this black ...

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