Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, cheap renewables, tax credits: Today's Car News

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Automakers join forces to lobby for extending electric-car tax credits. California regulatory documents show range estimates for the new Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. A new report shows that building new renewable power can be cheaper than running old coal plants. And California preps for half a million electric cars. All this and more on Green Car. Car Sharing

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NJ electric-car advocacy group launches as gas tax soars

Green Car Reports

New Jersey was always the place for residents of neighboring states—Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania—to buy cheap gasoline. That era ended two days ago, when a political deal struck between its legislature and the governor raised the state gas tax by a whopping 23 cents a gallon. Today, a new coalition launched with the aim of. electric utilities plug-in cars state laws transportation policy New Jersey

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Cheap Insurance For EVs? LEAF May Benefit, Will Others?

All Cars Electric

With all the talk of purchase price, charging costs, tax incentives, congestion charging exemptions and maintenance costs for EVs, there's one financial area which often gets overlooked - insuring them. With so few EVs on the road it's been difficult to gauge whether they'll cost more or less than the equivalent internal combustion vehicle, since

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Even In Motor City, Charging Electric Cars Will Be Cheap

All Cars Electric

Buyers of electric vehicles can already benefit from several different tax credits, both from the federal government as well as their own respective state authorities (in some cases), but now they stand to benefit on their power bills as well. Detroit Edison, an electricity utility based in Michigan, is now offering a special pricing rate for

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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. 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.

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NACFE releases guidance report on hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty trucks

Green Car Congress

Hydrogen is a regional solution, cheap hydrogen even more so. Incentives, grants, credits, tax breaks will be around for a while. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its latest Guidance Report , Making Sense of Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractors.

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The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

And thanks to the efforts of Plug In America, you can still claim a tax credit for your investment in home charging. Many workplaces could become EV friendly on the cheap, repurposing existing 120V outlets in parking areas and expressly allowing PEV charging. Providing a conventional 120V outlet is cheap and familiar. It’s been one full year since first Tesla S deliveries began. In the luxury car market you can feel that the ground has begun to shift.

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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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Tom Friedman on Gas Prices, Honesty, Obama, and Electric Cars

Plugs and Cars

One cornerstone of the policy is cheap gas. Pandering politicians have ensured the true cost of gas remains shrouded in tax policy and the defense budget. Tom Friedman of the NY Times has been hammering away at the bi-partisan disaster that is the US energy policy for years now. Now the pressures of a changing global market have provoked a precipitous rise in gasoline prices for the heretofore protected American driver. Friedman says it's time for some truth telling.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

Hybrid SUV Blog

In a 2009 CNNMoney.com interview, AutoNation CEO, Mike Jackson voiced his opinion that gasoline is too cheap and that the United States government should consider a gas tax to make sure the price does not fall below roughly $3.50 While many others agreed (including executives at several auto makers) it is unlikely that higher taxes would be a popular approach to reducing our dependence on oil.

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

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. Next: a carbon tax. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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Governor George Pataki Calls for 40% Penetration of Electric Drive Vehicles in US by End of Decade

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Incentivize auto manufacturers, for example, by exempting the profits resulting from the sale of the first 10 million vehicles that deliver more than 75 mpg from any corporate taxes. The current $7,500 tax credit for purchasing an advanced vehicle is wonderful if you have a great accountant or tax lawyer, Pataki said, “ but if you are an ordinary consumer, what do you do ?” Gasoline is too cheap.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

1 2 Next » 0 comments Add A Comment Permalink Play Video Auto Slowdown Worries Michigan City Slide Show The Cars of 2009 Slide Show Consumer Reports Best Cars Slide Show Consumer Reports Worst Cars More From Autos China and the Electric Car Auto Leasing: The Basics Top Green Cars Toyota Prius: Reasons to Steer Clear A Guide to Buying Tires Online Car Makers Cover Payments for Unemployed Gov't: Gas Should Be Cheap This Summer Bankruptcy for GM?

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The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

Creative Greenius

My Greenius vision sees billions of dollars pumped into California in good paying jobs, in new clean energy power production, in new industries, and in all the tax revenue that comes with that growth. With AB 811 property owners of all income groups will be able to put that big up front cost as a 20 year loan and put it on your property taxes. AB 920 + AB 811 = Solar Powered Electric Cars & PV Powered Charging Stations.

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Startup commercializing thermo-acoustic Stirling technology for combined heat and power for homes

Green Car Congress

Variables such as energy tax credits, availability of low-interest home-equity loans and electricity and natural gas rates all affect an economic decision, but it is nonetheless clear that a viable unit must be manufacturable at relatively low cost. While the analysis and design of such systems can be complex, the result can be potentially cheap to manufacture. Startup Nirvana Energy Systems, Inc.,

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Baker Institute expert suggests assumptions about oil’s influence on politics in the Middle East should be reversed

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Finally, in many MENA countries, government policies that made available low-priced fuel and electricity contributed to an ‘entitlement mentality’ among citizens toward cheap energy. Key research programs include energy, health, conflict resolution, science and technology, tax and expenditure policy, and Latin America and China studies.

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Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Create cheap clean energy, new badly needed green jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Click to delete FOREVER Cancel Most Popular The frumpy virgin whos slaying them on YouTube If the rumors are true, buy the Zune HD Tax-free Internet shopping may be at an end What does Hulu offer that YouTube doesnt? Tax season brings phishing, other scams As April 15 approaches, security experts say beware of scams and fake tax-filing Web sites and tax prep software.

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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.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The toll has been far greater on soldiers but also contemplate the affect on the budget deficit which created the tax breaks for the super wealthy, the hedge funds to protect the insurance and mortgage industries against a decline and the spending of hundreds of billions on the war machine some of which went to fraud and much of which to rebuild Iraq while our infrastructure has languished. The only question is a carbon TAX the kind of change Obama believes in.

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EV special III / Opinion / Hybrid & Electric / Themes / Welcome - Minds in Motion

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

With very few moving parts, there is little that can break, so maintenance is infrequent and cheap. Marjan announces that the car purchase tax (BPM) relief, granted only until 2012, will be extended. And then, more toned down: at least arrange for lease car tax reduction for EVs and make EV parking free. Home About Minds in Motion Contact Us Left menu Community People say People do Themes Alternative Fuels Clean Buses Hybrid & Electric Hydrogen for Mobility Sust.

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. As part of the solution framework, the Israeli government will provide tax incentives to customers, Renault will supply the electric vehicles, and Project Better Place will construct and operate an Electric Recharge Grid across the entire country.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Play Tax refund: How to spend $2,705 Here are some tips from the pros on the best way to spend your refund. More Miami on the cheap House prices in Miami soared, then crashed.

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Baker Institute expert: crude-oil production increase a risky strategy for Saudi Arabia

Green Car Congress

This glut could be exacerbated by future carbon taxes and other policy restrictions on fossil fuels, he said. A glut could be exacerbated by future carbon taxes and other policy restrictions on fossil fuels. A glut of cheap crude oil would undercut conservation initiatives as well as competing technologies and energy sources, including those associated with lower carbon emissions.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. As part of the solution framework, the Israeli government will provide tax incentives to customers, Renault will supply the electric vehicles, and Project Better Place will construct and operate an Electric Recharge Grid across the entire country.

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Assessment of US CAFE fuel economy standards finds big savings on fuel and emissions since inception

Green Car Congress

The authors said these types of regulations are more effective at improving fuel economy than other policy tools, such as a gasoline tax, because they don’t rely on the consumer to make the long-term fuel-efficient choice and, therefore, gain cost benefits at the pump.

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Audi A5 Cabriolet road test

Green Cars News

With prices starting at £29,800 (and rising to £40,390), the A5 Cabriolet isn’t cheap. Running costs won’t be cheap either. The 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine officially consumes a decent-enough 41.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 156g/km, placing it in Band G for road tax (£150 per year). Audi’s A5 coupe was launched in 2007 to take on the likes of the BMW 3-Series Coupe and Mercedes-Benz CLK.

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KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business; imperative of sustainability changing the automotive business radically

Green Car Congress

The advantages many companies experienced in the last two decades from “cheap labor” in developing nations are likely to be eroded by the growth and power of the global middle class. The major climate change-related risk for the automobile industry is the potential to be exposed to carbon reduction legislation such as carbon taxes or emissions trading systems which would result in corresponding increases in operating costs, according to the KPMG report.

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

Green Car Congress

The stimulus package is designed to address the recession and in the short term people were anxiously awaiting two key components of the plan: clarification on the details behind “ grants in lieu of tax credits ” and awards of loan guarantees by the DOE from section 1705. Is tax equity dead? Within the US electric power sector the biggest question was whether the Production Tax Credits (PTC) were going to be extended beyond 2008. by Bill Cooke.

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Mini One Clubman road test

Green Cars News

The Mini One Clubman’s 1.4-litre engine means that it’s relatively cheap to run. The official fuel economy is 52.3mpg on the combined cycle, with carbon dioxide emissions of 130g/km, placing the car in Band D for road tax, costing £120 per year. Mini has chosen a good time to launch the latest member of its model range, the One Clubman.

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Toyota Prius T Spirit 2009 road test

Green Cars News

Couple that with an 89g/km CO2 figure (£0 road tax for the foreseeable future) and the Prius becomes an even more tempting proposition. That’s still far from cheap, but a plethora of innovative gadgetry and conveniences plus the prospect of owning the world’s most fuel-efficient family car, as well as one of the better looking, is tempting indeed. The world’s first mass market hybrid car first went on sale in Europe in 2000.

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The Business of Plugging In: Building the Full Ecosystem for a Successful Plug-in Vehicle Industry in the US

Green Car Congress

Electricity is a cheap entity—not a commodity, but is its fundamentally very cheap. maintain a system as well as maintain and recover and investment on it that is fundamentally very cheap.

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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. 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. Reprinted by invitation from the CalCars website.

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Chamber makes smart move to green cars

Green Cars News

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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Citroen C1 ev’ie road test

Green Cars News

However, once you’ve shelled out to buy one, you’ll find that running it is cheap. A full charge should only cost around 90p; there are no emissions, so there’s no road tax to pay (or congestion charge if you live in London); the insurance premium is lower; and parking in some areas will also be free.

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

Green Car Congress

Profitability parity is evidenced by the fact that last year earnings-before-income-taxes (EBIT) margins for automakers globally clustered in a tight band ranging from 4.3% Emerging nations have gone from being just sources of cheap parts and labor to being bona fide markets, not to mention bona fide competitors.

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Scrap your car for free bus travel

Green Cars News

Many families feel the need for one car, but the second one is a marginal purchase, often something cheap and cheerful. The costs are often overlooked until it’s time to tax MOT or insure the car. A bus company on the Isle of Wight has launched its own version of the car scrappage scheme, offering motorists free travel on its buses for a year in exchange for their old banger.

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

Green Car Congress

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. The federal American Clean Energy and Security Act proposes to disburse dividends via tax refunds to all 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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Climate economist Richard Tol, a lead author for the UN climate panel, determined that to cut carbon emissions enough to meet the 2 ° goal, the leading industrial nations would have to slap a huge tax on carbon-emitting fuels—one that by the end of the century would reach something on the order of US$4,000 per metric ton of carbon dioxide, or US$35 per gallon of gas (US$9 per liter). According to Tol, the impact of a tax hike of this magnitude could reduce world GDP 12.9%

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