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    Report: Nevada's $1.2 billion deal for Tesla Gigafactory lets EV company sell direct
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    Now that the Nevada deal for the Tesla Motors Gigafactory has the governor's signature, we've got more details on the automaker's $1.2-billion benefits package. As originally reported, this is the broad breakdown: $725 million for a 20-year 100 percent sales tax abatement $332 million for a ...

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    Report: South Korea island of Jeju becoming an EV-incentive heaven
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    When it comes to providing some island EV love, we can point to Hawaii, which has been pushing hard for greater electric-vehicle adoption through subsidies and a broader charging network. Now, South Korea has Jeju. We're not sure if the surf is as good. Like Hawaii, Jeju is focusing on a ...

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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: 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: Ford C-Max Energi PHEV can ride solo in California carpool lane
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    Interested in the C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid? Ford would like you to do some math. THe PHEV starts at $33,745, and the Feds will subtract a tax credit worth up to $3,750. Then, if you live in California, where the Energi now qualifies for the green carpool lane sticker, the state will offer you ...

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    UK government joining the club to rethink EV incentives
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    Government incentives can be an important boost for new technologies moving from the testing ground to mainstream markets, but incentives are not guaranteed to achieve intended results – and there's no promise a government can maintain support. In an era of budgetary pressures (such as ...

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    Official: EDTA: Yes, federal tax incentives spur alt-fuel vehicle sales
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    You won't say it, but we will. That's what the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) appears to be saying in a response to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on electric-drive vehicle incentives and their effect on vehicle sales. While the CBO report stayed away from ...

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    Report: Puerto Rico offers excise tax breaks on hybrids, electric vehicles
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    Puerto Rico is incentivizing its citizens with its own version of rebates: reducing excise taxes on hybrids and all-electric vehicles. This is an island full of excise taxes on a lot of things, including cars, lottery winnings, cigarettes, liquor, hotel rooms and cement. The government in the ...

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    Report: Are UK green-vehicle tax incentives working too well?
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    Are the green-car rebates in the UK on the verge of themselves being rebated? That's what the London's Telegraph newspaper is suggesting, asking if incentivizing people to drive green can be too effective. UK ministers are talking about revoking some of the tax incentives created to encourage ...

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    Study: Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance
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    According to the 2012 U.S. Automotive Industry Survey and Confidence Index by Booz & Co., alternative vehicle powertrains may take up as much as 10 percent of the total market by 2020, but only if the federal government continues to support development. Without a helping hand from Uncle Sam, ...

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    Report: Alt-fuel vehicles generated more than $150 million in incentives last year *UPDATE
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    Now here's something that will make fiscal conservatives feel warm and fuzzy. U.S. buyers of new electric-drive vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf battery-electric and Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug in were eligible for more than $150 million in federal and state incentives in 2011, or more ...

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    Report: DOT's LaHood defends tax credit for plug-in vehicles
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said tax incentives for plug-in electric vehicles have been an effective way of boosting consumer interest in cars like the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in and the Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicle, even though the two models had ...

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    Call to end $7,500 plug-in vehicle tax credit spreads to WaPo
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    First Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced legislation calling for an end to the tax credit given to purchasers of electric vehicles, now the Washington Post editorial board has joined in the call. The Post board applauds the expiration of tax breaks for installing charging stations at home ...

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    Thailand pushes to be an eco-car production powerhouse
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    Quick, name the 12th largest automotive manufacturing country in the world. Since we kind of gave the answer away in the headline, we're not too surprised that you just answered Thailand. But did you also know that 1.6 million vehicles were produced in Thailand last year and that the country is an ...

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    EDTA's Brian Wynne: "We don't do well with bans on choices"
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    EDTA Chief rejects Euro-style interventions for EV market growth In an exclusive discussion with AutoblogGreen at the 2011 Electric Drive Transportation Association's (EDTA) annual conference this week in Washington, D.C., EDTA president Brian Wynne rejected EV-only mandates as a way to drive ...

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    Connecticut governor hopes to implement electric vehicle incentives
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    After nine months of meetings, the Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council created by Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has issued its final report on how to promote the use of plug-in vehicles in the state. The list of proposed incentives covers all of the usual bases but doesn't get too ...

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    Ward's columnist makes the case for tech agnostic efficiency incentives
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    It's no secret that when it comes to promoting more efficient transportation, the current administration in Washington is all about batteries and plugs – pretty much to the exclusion of all else. In his latest column at trade publication Ward's Auto World, Drew Winter tries to make the case ...

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    PEV 2009: GM's Lauckner wishes for bigger incentives to get drivers out of gas-powered vehicles
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    At this point, it's no secret that the Chevy Volt and other plug-in vehicles are not going to come cheap. The least-pricey full-speed electric vehicle may very well be the Nissan Leaf, which after incentives might drop into the $27-28,000 range before the extra cost of leasing the battery. While ...

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    Saab jumps into British budget debate
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    With a new budget set to be unveiled by Chancellor Gordon Brown in the UK parliament this week, Saab has decided to weigh in on promoting alternative fuels. With their turbocharged engine lineup able to benefit even more than naturally aspirated engines, Saab has become a major proponent of ethanol ...

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