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Prius Plug-In eligibile for a $1,500 California consumer incentive plus $2,500 Federal tax credit

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announced that the 2012 Prius Plug-in has been approved for the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program ( CVRP ). Designed to promote the use of Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) and related clean vehicle technologies, the CVRP is a consumer incentive made available in addition to a $2,500 Federal Tax credit. Brief

Two case studies outline how Houston and Loveland are saving money with EVs in their fleets

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Its efforts to incorporate alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) into its fleet began in 2002 with an initial purchase of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), mainly the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrid. In 2010, the city converted 15 Toyota Prius hybrids to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Earlier post.). Houston. Loveland.

Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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Toyota has reduced the MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by more than $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding dealer preparation and handling, DPH). This price repositioning on the base Prius Plug-in Hybrid is not accompanied by any reduction in vehicle content. kWh Li-ion battery pack. Brief

Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid EPA-certified for 100 MPGe combined; tops Volt and Prius PHV

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The C-MAX Energi’s 100 MPGe combined rating beats the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid’s combined EPA rating by 5 MPGe and the Chevrolet Volt’s by 2 MPGe. With a starting price of $29,995, after federal tax credit and including destination and delivery costs, Ford expects C-MAX Energi to be the US’ most affordable plug-in hybrid.

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

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Power 2013 Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) study data on customer satisfaction with new car dealerships and Tesla stores. For example, eligibility for all or a portion of the federal tax credit is based on the customer’s tax liability, a consideration that is typically unknowable until tax time. —Cahill et al.