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Revenge of the Electric Car

More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018. UPDATE:Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. to offer tax credits for buying all-electric plug-in vehicles as part of a $128 billion program to get seven million such cars on the road by 2018.

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AlixPartners study finds post-crisis auto industry facing new set of challenges; sales projected below historical levels for foreseeable future

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According to the study, historically, approximately one of every five vehicles sold is financed by home-value appreciation, a ratio that’s likely to decrease with the continuing stagnancy in home values. Meanwhile, according to an AlixPartners survey of 1,000 Americans regarding their views of the US economy and their personal economic situations, 83% said they had delayed or planned to wait at least a year to buy a vehicle.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

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And oil only seems cheap. Since our cars and trucks use almost two-thirds of the oil we buy, the quickest way to cut oil use is to free transportation from its grip. Retrofitters can partner with energy service companies to finance those costs, backed by federal loan guarantees. Right now, buyers of new plug-in cars get up to $7,500 in tax credits. But let’s realize: defending our nation is never cheap. Perspective by Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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A limit was imposed on emissions from the power plants, and utilities were allowed to buy and sell permits to comply. The Cantwell-Collins plan is almost exactly what Mr. Obama proposed in the campaign and after first taking office–a 100 percent auction of permits and a large tax rebate to the public. Power plants would face an overall cap on emissions that would become more stringent over time; motor fuel may be subject to a carbon tax whose proceeds could help electrify the U.S.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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This article discusses: (a) why the focus should have been on the transfer of proven renewable energy technology from developed to developing countries; and (b) how this technology transfer can be financed with currently available funds. But starting to raise immediate finance is more important than determining its exact future size. According to Tol, the impact of a tax hike of this magnitude could reduce world GDP 12.9% International Finance Corporation; and.

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China and the Electric Car | Autos | Smart Spending | Mainstreet

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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Can these things add up to make a car that people want to buy? It seems like it still may be cheaper to just buy a well used Lotus Elise and modify it yourself. I also think it will be cheap, which is why I think someone will buy the group. Motor Trend Magazine has extensive coverage of all cars online including road tests, free videos, buying guides, etc. Automotive.coms auto loan locator can help you get a lower new car finance rate.