Georgia to take second try at electric-car tax credit after killing first one

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Several years ago, Georgia offered a generous state-tax credit for purchase of a zero-emission vehicle, and its sales of electric cars boomed. When state politics interceded to kill that credit in 2015—and add a new tax specifically on those same vehicles—the state became a case study on what happens when such incentives are suddenly. Politics incentives tax credit Georgia plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws

Georgia Advocates Ask Legislature To Keep Electric-Car Tax Benefit

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Today, Georgia is among the best places in the country to buy an electric vehicle. Its electric-vehicle tax credit of $5,000 is among the highest offered by any state, and makes buying a battery-electric vehicle much more affordable.

What Should Georgia Electric-Car Buyers Do By June 30?

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Georgia's income-tax credit for the purchase of a zero-emission vehicle will become history in about six weeks. That poses a problem for the state's electric-car shoppers: Buy before June 30 to take advantage of the expiring credit, or wait for improved battery-electric cars expected to arrive within two years. Politics incentives tax credit Georgia plug-in cars state laws

Fight To Watch: Georgia Plans To Alter Electric-Car Tax Credit

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That''s due to a $5,000 Georgia state tax credit for the purchase of a battery-electric vehicle, which can be used to cut state income-tax liability over one, two, or three years. Over the last two years, the metropolitan Atlanta area has become one of the single best sales regions for the Nissan Leaf electric car.

Insult To Injury? GA Kills Electric-Car Incentive, Adds Last-Minute Luxury-Car Tax Break

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As feared by advocates, last week Georgia passed a highway-funding bill that killed its $5,000 income-tax credit for purchase of a battery-electric vehicles. Green Georgia Manufacturing Politics incentives plug-in cars state laws tax credit It hasn''t been a particularly good year so far for electric-car purchase incentives.

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Bill To Kill Georgia's Electric-Car Tax Credit Rises From The Dead

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Last week, a Georgia House bill to end the state''s $5,000 tax credit for purchase or lease of a battery-electric vehicle was voted down by its Ways & Means Committee. State politics can be a funny thing. But yesterday, it mysteriously reappeared and was unanimously passed by voice vote after it was deemed only to have been "tabled." DON''T

Will Georgia's $5,000 Electric-Car Tax Credit Be Axed In 2015?

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Early this year, we wrote about efforts in the Georgia state legislature to kill the state''s $5,000 income-tax credit for purchasing a battery-electric vehicle. Among the most generous state incentives in the nation, Georgia''s credit has put the metropolitan Atlanta area among the top areas where electric cars are sold and widely used.

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

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Sure, it's an aging model now in its sixth year with a polarizing design; it lost a huge swath of buyers in Georgia when that state canceled its electric-car tax credit; and gas is cheap. sales Future Cars New car sales plug-in cars Tesla Model 3 battery capacity Osborne EffectThe continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market.

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Nissan Sets US MSRP for 2011 LEAF EV at $32,780; As Low as $25,280 with Federal Tax Credit

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Including the $7,500 federal tax credit for which the Nissan LEAF will be fully eligible, the consumer’s after-tax net value of the vehicle will be $25,280. As a result of aggressive pricing and the availability of the $7,500 federal tax credit whose benefit is immediately included, Nissan will be able to offer a monthly lease payment beginning at $349, not including state or local incentives, which could further reduce the net cost of the Nissan LEAF.

EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Total US sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)—battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric—have increased in recent years, but still represent only about 0.7% Several states offer tax incentives to reduce the upfront cost of PEVs to consumers. sales and use tax.

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Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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Offered in two trims, Base and + (Plus), the 2016 Soul EV MSRP4 is $33,950 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,950 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Plus. Additional cross bracing beneath the low-mounted battery contributes to a 5.9%

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Nissan provided a list of the top 15 markets in the US for the Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle. Georgia has a tax credit worth up to $5,000 for zero-emissions vehicles. Nashville, home of Nissan Americas headquarters and the plants that assemble both LEAF and its battery.

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Wheego delivers its first highway-speed electric car

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It qualifies for a $7,500 Federal tax credit, as well as many state incentives such as tax credits (up to $5,000 in Georgia) and HOV lane access. Wheego Electric Cars delivered the first Wheego LiFe, a two-seat subcompact highway-speed 100% electric compact car.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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During past eight years the number of plug-in electric vehicle models has increased from one to more than 20, battery costs have decreased 70%, and the number of electric vehicle charging stations has increased from less than 500 in 2008 to more than 16,000 today—a 40-fold increase. Georgia Power. Southern Company: Georgia Power. It will also list current tax credits and incentives applicable to EV charging. Southern Company: Georgia Power.

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ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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California, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington—have electric vehicle sales shares that are approximately 2–4 times the national average. Consumer benefit and new vehicle share for US states with largest total battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric incentives.

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