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NRC report recommends ways to overcome barriers hindering purchases of PEVs; vehicle cost, battery tech and consumer knowledge among others

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2014 Toyota Plug-in Prius (6-11 mi/11-20 km); total range = 540 mi/1001 km). Given the research on effectiveness of purchase incentives, the federal government should consider converting the tax credit to a point-of-sale rebate. Four Classes of Plug-in Electric Vehicles. PEV Class. Description. Example (AER). Long-range BEV.

UC Davis ITS study suggests hastening consumer adoption of plug-ins will require innovation on the sales side

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The SSI study captures 12 different PEV models from eight vehicle manufacturers, including GM (Chevrolet Volt); Nissan (LEAF); Tesla (Model S); Ford (Focus EV, C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi); Honda (Fit EV and Accord PHEV); Toyota (Prius Plug-in and RAV4 EV); Mitsubishi (i-MiEV); and Daimler (Smart Fortwo ED). XXXXX Click to enlarge. risk).

Deutsche Bank Forecast sees slower transportation electrification and greater gasoline demand near-term; increased confidence in the pace and breadth of long-term shift to efficient transportation systems

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Increasing political animus towards the ethanol tax credit, which was “ begrudgingly renewed for one year in the lame-duck tax bill.” ” The team suggests that this may be the last extension for the credit. DB has lowered its advanced lithium-ion battery cost projection by about 30% for 2012.

Nissan Promises EV for 2010

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Regardless, once the $7,500 tax credit is accounted for, and the much lower maintenance costs, these should be about the same as buying a gas car, only the fuel will be less than a dollar a gallon equivalent. Buying one of these will cost about half what the Tesla Model S will cost and you can get it a full year earlier.

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Tax credit incentives are also available to consumers in the U.S. Duh, heres our $40K volt, buy it please? before 2010. It should.

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