Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 3: MSRP Must Be Less Than $80,000

EV Adoption

Should expensive electric vehicles be excluded from the federal electric vehicle tax credit (IRC 30D)? For example, buyers of the Lucid Air Grand Touring, which has an MSRP of $131,500, would still get to apply the tax credit because Lucid Motors offers the base Air Pure model at $69,900.

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

Green Car Reports

The 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. 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.

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Buyers Guide: Budget EV Options for Clean Transportation

Clean Fleet Report

While new EVs come out all the time, many of them aren’t cheap. It comes in at an MSRP of $29,900, and that’s before the $7,500 federal EV tax credit. Keep in mind that the Cooper SE has a relatively short range of 110 miles. Affordable Cars that Move the Green Needle.

Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2: EV cousins offer different takes on “premium”


It’s called the XC40 Recharge, and the earliest versions aren’t cheap, priced from about $55,000 including delivery. Where it falls down is its EPA-rated range: a mere 208 miles. We logged energy consumption at 41 kWh per 100 miles. That wouldn’t provide even 200 miles of range.

Mad Power thoughts

EV Info

Gas turbines are fairly flexible to switch on and off as wind varies, they’re relatively cheap, highly efficient and much lower in emissions than wood, coal or oil. Because energy is a bigger part of the household budget of poorer people than richer people, this is a regressive tax.

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The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

Automakers continue to only offer sub-100 mile range vehicles. These are the cars that must sell in greater numbers if some automaker is to market the 125-150 mile range car with fast charging I (and perhaps most people) want. Even with Level 1 charging at work, these become 100+ mile cars. And thanks to the efforts of Plug In America, you can still claim a tax credit for your investment in home charging. Providing a conventional 120V outlet is cheap and familiar.

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Cash for Volts?

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

Green Car Congress

And oil only seems cheap. Over time, we can conserve by reducing the miles we drive. That means we’ll be powering some miles with increasingly renewable electricity that isn't made from imported oil. Payback will come because an electric mile is up to five times cheaper than a petroleum mile. 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.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Plugging In BYD’s all-electric E6 mid-sized vehicle can run for 250 miles on a single charge and tops out at 100 miles per hour. The company’s F3DM model, which can travel up to 60 miles on its lithium ion battery alone, is a gas-electric hybrid which runs on electricity to 37 miles per hour, then switches to a gas engine when you accelerate beyond that. How to Buy it Cheap Treasury Launches Auto Supply Program Would You Drive GM's PUMA?

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Chamber makes smart move to green cars

Green Cars News

miles per gallon (combined) and emits just 88g/km of CO2 meaning that no road fund licence is required. It was a priority that the cars we chose displayed outstanding environmental credentials but were cheap to run too. As an all-round company vehicle package, the smart fortwo cdi really does represent an excellent business decision – not only in terms of its low emissions and fuel consumption but because the car is 100 per cent tax deductible in the first year of ownership.”.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Governor Kulongoski is currently pushing a plan before the state legislature to cut some hefty tax breaks for electric vehicle manufacturers who choose to come to Oregon, as well as provide huge tax credits to purchasers of electric cars. “My Next post States’ Proposals for Gas Taxes Sputter 11 Comments 1. Many of the first Prius hybrids that were released are still running strong on their NiMH batteries after 100,000+ miles. Next: a carbon tax.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

I also think it will be cheap, which is why I think someone will buy the group. AutoblogGreen bloggers (30 days) # Blogger Posts Cmts 1 Jeremy Korzeniewski 129 1 2 Sam Abuelsamid 112 9 3 Sebastian Blanco 110 11 4 Domenick Yoney 31 0 5 Xavier Navarro 23 0 6 Noah Joseph 1 0 7 Gary Witzenburg 1 0 Most Commented On (7 days) Bill Ford calls for an increased gas tax (57) Childhood asthma.

Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Chryslers first electric car, set to be introduced late next year around the same time as General Motors Chevrolet Volt, will be a sports car with a zero-to-60 time of under five seconds and a top speed of 120 miles per hour. 0:00 / 4:40 Battery power for Chrysler The Circuit will be a purely plug-in car - there will be no gas tank or gasoline engine at all - with an expected range of 150 to 200 miles on a full charge.

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