Tesla Sales Now Legal As Little Maryland Goes Big On Electric Cars

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Well, add one more to the list of states where Tesla Motors can legally sell its electric cars--and do so without having to use franchised dealers. The Maryland General Assembly has reversed a ban on direct sales by Tesla, which displays its cars in Tesla Store and "gallery" facilities it operates. Green Maryland Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships plug-in cars state laws

How Maryland's Tesla Sales Bill Really Got Passed: Its Sponsor Tells The Story (Video)

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Last week, barely minutes before it adjourned, the Maryland House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars from up to four stores in the state. Politics sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales state laws Maryland Now, courtesy of a video sent in by a reader, we can hear that bill''s sponsor describe the process that led to the bill--and why he cared about Tesla in the first.

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Low-budget Chevy Bolt EV dealer ad normalizes electric cars

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Ah, local car-dealer ads on television. Advertising Videos Chevy Dealership plug-in cars MarylandYou've likely seen them, usually during the local ad minute on national shows, often late at night or in the cheaper slots. They're mostly formulaic, but each one mixes several elements for its own unique blend of attention-grabbing pitch. DON'T MISS: This family has 2 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars, uses no.

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Chevrolet to begin selling Spark EV in Maryland

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Chevrolet will start selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, the electric mini-car’s first entry into the East Coast market. Spark EV is priced as low as $17,845, after federal and Maryland tax credits, and it features a locally sourced electric motor and drive unit, manufactured at General Motors’ Baltimore Operations facility in White Marsh, Md.

Auto Alliance pushing for passage of Maryland SB 1234 that would require state purchase of ZEVs; 50% of LDVs by 2026

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance) is strongly supporting the passage of Maryland’s SB 1234 , a bill that would require the State of Maryland to purchase zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) for state fleets. Maryland is one of nine states that has adopted California’s ZEV Mandate. While the mandate requires that 15% of all vehicles sold in the state by 2025 be ZEV, as of today less than one percent (0.65%) of vehicles sold in Maryland meet that standard.

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Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

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When it first went on sale, the Kia Soul EV electric car was only available at select dealers in California. Green Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York plug-in carsBut Kia later followed up on a promise to expand sales when it determined that there was significant interest. Earlier this year, Kia announced the expansion of sales to Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii. DON'T MISS: 2016 Kia.

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Chevrolet cuts price on Spark EV; with incentives and “bonus cash”, as low as $14,995

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California and Maryland Spark EV owners may also qualify for a $2,500 California state rebate or $2,300 Maryland excise tax exemption. Additional Chevrolet bonus cash is also available: $1,000 in California, $1,200 in Maryland, and $3,500 in Oregon. Spark EV owners in California and Maryland are also eligible for High-Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool lane, access.

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Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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This could include sharing lessons learned by both jurisdictions about requirements, incentives, and dealer inducements to boost sales, along with sharing approaches to developing charging infrastructure. The 13 states working with California on regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles are Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

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Chevrolet Canada begins taking orders for the Volt starting at C$41,545; Volts a showroom draw in US

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Participating Chevrolet dealers in seven key launch markets across Canada have begun taking orders for the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Volt, with an MSRP starting at C$41,545 (US$43,568). In the US, GM has found that Chevrolet Volt demonstration units are a popular showroom draw for dealers as they let consumers look, touch and drive the electric car with extended-range capabilities. By the end of the year, more than 2,500 US dealers will receive a dedicated Volt demo.

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Chevrolet accelerates Volt rollout; available nationwide by end of 2011

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Customers nationwide will be able to order Volts with participating dealers beginning in the second quarter. Deliveries will begin in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii in the third quarter. The decision to accelerate the national rollout was influenced by Chevrolet dealers like Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, Md.,

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Honda cuts US lease price for Fit EV to $259/mo

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Further, the network of qualified Fit EV Honda dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut will expand from 36 to more than 200 by the end of June. In the US, Honda has cut the lease price for the Fit EV in the US to $259 a month beginning 1 June, down from $389 a month.

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

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Following the launch of the Soul EV ( earlier post ) late last year in California, along with sales beginning in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) is expanding availability of its fully charged urban runabout into four new states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland. The Soul EV will be sold in eight New York dealerships, six New Jersey dealerships, three Maryland dealerships, and two Connecticut dealerships.

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Thomas Built Buses Receives First Major Order for School Buses with SCR Technology

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The contract, which was concluded with Montgomery County, Maryland, is the first major order for buses with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology received by Thomas Built Buses. American Bus Sales and Service is the Thomas Built Buses dealer for Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Thomas Built Buses has received an order for 59 Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses.

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Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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Toyota has reduced the MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by more than $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding dealer preparation and handling, DPH). The Prius Plug-in is available in 15 states (California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Hawaii).

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Toyota announces priority registration website for Prius Plug-In Hybrid

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The Prius Plug-in will begin arriving at Toyota dealers in 15 launch states in spring 2012, with a nationwide roll-out the following year. The 15 launch states include the following: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc.,

Chevrolet Volt plant prepping for boost in Volt and Ampera production; exports to Canada, China and Europe this year

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The 2011 Volt was launched in California, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC. As a result of the plant upgrades, planned Volt and Ampera production capacity this year will increase to 16,000 units, including exports and a fleet of several hundred demonstration units sent to US dealers.

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive priced at $41,450 for US; 85-mile range

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The MY14 B-Class Electric Vehicle will be available beginning in mid-July to dealers in California; Connecticut; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Oregon; Rhode Island; and Vermont. The MY14 B-Class Electric Drive. Click to enlarge. The Mercedes-Benz MY14 B-Class Electric Drive ( earlier post )—the first electric offering for the brand in the United States—is priced at $41,450, excluding $925 destination and delivery.

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Nissans US Roll-Out Plan for the LEAF

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Nissan LEAF will be introduced to Texas and Hawaii shortly thereafter, in January 2011; North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina and Alabama follow in April 2011; and be rolled-out to the balance of the nation beginning in Fall 2011 with availability in all markets nationwide by the end of that year. Nissan’s LEAF EV first will be available to consumers in December, in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Tennessee.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Louis, where the reasons for growth in this “New Wave” market include enthusiastic dealer engagement that results in increased community education and awareness, corporate and university outreach and midwestern pragmatism that appreciates the value equation of an EV. area, Maryland offers a $1,000 EV tax credit. Top 15 LEAF market year-to-date in 2013. Source: Nissan Click to enlarge.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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Drivers of converted cars have received high levels of cooperation from dealer service departments so far. Initial locations are Luscious Garage and 3Prong Power in California, Hybrid Concepts Corp in Florida and Minnesota, Harvey Coachworks & EV in Maryland, Pioneer Conversions in Illinois, Auto Be Yours in Indiana, Ecological Systems in New Jersey, Electrick Car Conversions in New Mexico and Charlotte Energy Solutions in North Carolina -- see latest list at Plug-In Supply Links.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be distributed in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont, but customers in any of the other states can custom order the vehicle at their local Hyundai dealer. Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show.

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8-state alliance releases action plan to put 3.3M ZEVs on their roads by 2025

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The partner states are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. This will include working with the automobile manufacturers and dealers to ensure that all plug-in electric vehicle models are available for sale and aggressively marketed in all MOU states. Evaluation of best practices and innovative approaches to ZEV marketing by automobile dealers and analysis of the effectiveness of ZEV marketing by manufacturers.

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First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai will initially offer the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid in the ZEV states—California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—in 2015. Although theoretically a non-ZEV state buyer could special order the PHEV, said Brandon Ramirez, Senior Group Manager, Product Planning, Hyundai won’t encourage it—partly due to dealer training, support and infrastructure issues that also require their own roll-out.

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California ARB mods to ZEV regulations for IVMs would result in ~1.9% drop in total ZEV/TZEV units 2018-2025; no impact on air quality requirements

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Currently, nine states have done so: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont. However, the IVMs say they need this same ability to pool ZEV and TZEV credits across state lines because some of them have few dealers in some of the Section 177 States.

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