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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: With 38.2 cents per gallon, California is tops for state gas taxes
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    This might come as puzzling news for any Angeleno or San Franciscan whose head is ringing from the most recent batch of potholes: California has the highest state gas taxes in the country, charging almost five times as much per gallon as low-tax states such as Alaska and Georgia, the US Energy ...

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    Report: Oregon proposes 1.5-cent-per-mile mileage tax for EVs, would also target 55+ mpg cars
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    Oregon government officials continue to consider a per-mileage tax for plug-in and highly fuel efficient vehicles. The reason? To boost road-improvement funds in one of the country's most progressive states, the Register-Guard from Eugene, OR, reports. Earlier this week, state officials held the ...

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    Report: Will Texas be next to tax electric vehicles?
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    The long, complicated struggle to integrate plug-in vehicles into the national fleet is playing out in the microcosm of Texas. The oil-friendly state has, somewhat under the radar, been laying the groundwork for electric vehicle infrastructure and the city of Austin is in the vanguard of plug-in ...

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    Report: Oregon lawmakers considering instituting mileage tax... again
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    In a move likely to cause an uproar across Portland-area coffeehouses, Oregon's state legislature is again considering instituting a per-mile tax on super-fuel-efficient cars and electric vehicles. The state is looking to recuperate revenue lost because more fuel efficient vehicles on the road ...

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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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    Study: Carnegie Endowment says more plug-in incentives are needed
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    While many GOP leaders bang the drum against government subsidies for both makers and buyers of advanced-powertrain vehicles, the Carnegie Endowment has just put out a new report that says more federal and local incentives will be needed to ensure electric-drive vehicle sales gain momentum. As ...

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    Report: Italy hikes gas taxes to raise money for earthquake relief
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    Tragedy is a relative concept. Some would call it a tragedy that, while Italy makes some of the most desirable (and gas-guzzling) cars on the market, it also has some of the highest fuel prices in Europe. But that unfortunate reality is far overshadowed by the two earthquakes that have struck the ...

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    Iceland exempts first $47,000 of electric vehicle price from VAT charges
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    Iceland is already heads and shoulders above other countries when it comes to using renewable energy, but it still needs to import lots of oil and gasoline. The people pushing the country to go electric – like our friends at Northern Lights Energy, which wants to sell lots of electric ...

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    Official: GM opposes Washington State's proposed electric vehicle fee that has "no merit"
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    General Motors has gone on record to oppose a Washington State bill that would impose a fee of $100 per year on electric-vehicle drivers. GM Regional Director Howard Lenox, Jr. wrote a letter on March 6 to Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire stating that the automaker, which makes the ...

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    Report: Arizona lawmaker proposals per-mile electric-vehicle tax
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    Because nothing says environmental sustainability like a per-mile tax on electric vehicles. That's what some Arizona legislators are proposing as a way to raise funds on the backs of those not paying taxes usually associated with fuel purchases. Arizona Representative Steve Farley is proposing ...

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    Netherlands sees measurable results from fee-per-mile test program
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    Should drivers be charged a tax fee for the miles they drive? A controversial tax proposal over in the Netherlands calls for just that, with miles driven measured via a meter placed in vehicles. All eyes are on the Netherland's fee-per-mile trials, with the program's ability to ease traffic ...

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    Report: Next Congressional battle: renewing the federal gas tax
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    If the U.S. economy wasn't in shambles, renewing the federal excise tax on gasoline would be routine. But, as Congress intensely debated the national debt recently, the gas tax got moved to the back burner. This is a potential problem. With most of the 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax set to ...

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    What's better than green cars? Some European cities say no cars
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    Americans drivers are abandoning their full-sized vehicles for compacts. Pure electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and plug-in, gas-powered cars like the Chevy Volt are becoming more readily available as 2012 approaches – and there are several new models getting ready to join them on ...

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    Infographic: Taxed at the pump
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    With the price of a single gallon of gasoline hovering around $4.00, it's not like gas comes cheap. In fact, seven out of ten Americans say that soaring pump prices are causing financial hardships. We bet you didn't know that the nationwide average tax on gasoline of 49.5 cents per gallon has ...

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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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    DC 2010: Would a federal diesel tax rebate be in order? Diesel coalition thinks so
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    Last year, BorgWarner and Robert Bosch LLC founded the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars. For the first anniversary party, the group is present in the EDTA advanced technology section of the Washington Auto Show to announce three new menbers – Tenneco, Dow Automotive and Umicore ...

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    REPORT: Tesla gets creative $28 million tax incentive in California
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    While not every state offers as big a rebate on the Tesla Roadster as Colorado does, there is a federal tax credit of $7,500 available to people who buy the electric sports car. Drivers aren't the only ones that various governments want to help in getting electric vehicles on the road. Tesla ...

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    Transportation Secretary's mileage tax idea never leaves the ground
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    Over the weekend, we heard that the new Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood (R), was considering implementing a tax on the number of miles people drive each year to raise the funds for road infrastructure. The idea was solidly rejected by our readers - and very quickly by the Obama Administration. ...

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    U.S.-EU biodiesel "splash and dash" tariff fight escalating
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    While biodiesel advocates go about setting up sustainability principles, the EU and the U.S. are in a growing dispute over the biofuel. The problem is that the Europeans see the $1-a-gallon tax credit that the U.S. provides for B99 (made up of 99 percent biodiesel and one percent petro-diesel) as ...

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