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

The 'Cheap' Hyundai Ioniq 5 Undercuts Almost All EV Crossovers/SUVs


Including the federal tax credit, it's cheaper even than the Chevrolet Bolt EUV


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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.

Tesla’s Elon Musk talks EV charging infrastructure and billionaire taxes


Musk also shared some of his more direct thoughts about the US government’s upcoming EV incentives, which heavily favor union-built electric cars such as the Chevy Bolt EV, as well as the idea of billionaires and how they are taxed. . “First of all, I pay a lot of tax.

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US President Biden’s union-friendly $4,500 EV tax credit buff is facing a big challenge


The Biden administration’s proposed $4,500 EV tax credit buff for electric and electrified vehicles made in a union plant in the United States is meeting a big challenge. We shouldn’t use everyone’s tax dollars to pick winners and losers.

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

Green Car Reports

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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US tire manufacturers urge Congress to implement policies for more sustainable transportation and infrastructure

Green Car Congress

While the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) includes several provisions that would advance scrap tire markets and improve the resiliency of the nation’s infrastructure, USTMA has identified six specific policy proposals—ranging from tax incentives to additional research dollars and procurement commitments—that will strengthen the American tire manufacturing industry and help the country develop roadways with the future in mind.

BNEF: steel industry set to pivot to hydrogen in green push; additional $278B for clean capacity and retrofits

Green Car Congress

The report “Decarbonizing Steel: A Net-Zero Pathway” outlines the path to making profitable, low-emissions steel and describes how a combination of falling hydrogen costs, cheap clean power, and increased recycling could reduce emissions to net zero, even while total output increases.

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Was the Jeep Wrangler 4xe 2021’s 3rd Highest-Selling EV in the US?

EV Adoption

And for those that prefer to purchase rather than lease, the $7,500 federal EV tax credit, plus state and utility rebates available in many states effectively puts the 4xe cost below that of comparable Wrangler trims. credit off the the cap cost makes it a real cheap lease on 53k Jeep.

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A just transition

Clean Car

Benjamin Franklin noted that there was nothing certain in life except death and taxes. For people who rely on cheap-to-run diesel vans or cars to get about or run their business the coming years will be a challenge. However, to this auspicious list, we must now add (at least) one more category; the end of the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. We all know it is coming and probably sooner than we think.

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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. While the Leaf Plus isn’t exactly cheap, the EV tax credit and other incentives can make it even more affordable affordable.

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Tesla targets 2022 to finalize India manufacturing plans: analyst


The cheap availability of resources and lower labor cost will allow Tesla as well as other automakers to earn a higher profit if they set up a local manufacturing or assembly plant.”

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

Green Car Congress

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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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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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. Under current rules, that means up to 200,000 Polestar vehicles will be eligible for the full $7,500 federal income-tax credit.

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

Green Car Congress

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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4 Things to Consider When Installing Your EV Charger


Components, labor and expert knowledge don’t come cheap, but think of this as a worthwhile investment in your safety and future. Many countries offer subsidies and tax rebates for individuals that want to install an EV charging point in their home or adjoining street.

4 Things to Consider When Installing Your EV Charger


Components, labor and expert knowledge don’t come cheap but think of this as a worthwhile investment in your safety and future. Many countries offer subsidies and tax rebates for individuals that want to install an EV charging point in their home or adjoining street.

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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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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.

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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Keepin' it simple

Plugs and Cars

I am pleased to participate in the EV Project, which came late to the San Francisco Bay Area, and happy to get my tax-payer funded charger and DC Fast port. For the electric vehicle project, broadly speaking, to be successful, we need to be mindful to keep it simple and keep it cheap. The result will be simple, safe and cheap. Plug-in cars are being delivered at long last. Yet there remains confusion about the necessary infrastructure and its expense.

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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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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.

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

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

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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 Energy & Environment World U.S.

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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