Mustang Mach-E price, Rivian batteries, Trump tanks EV tax credit's future: Today’s Car News

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Opposition from the President cuts the EV tax credit’s future. And Ford has been more particular about how dealers advertise the price of the Mustang Mach-E. from the President Rivian is packing more energy into less space. This and more, today at Green Car Reports. Rivian will achieve its 400-mile (or more) range rating partly by including

Chevy prices 2017 Bolt EV at $37,495; $29,995 after federal tax credit

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Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for a net value of $29,995. Pricing includes destination and freight charges and excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Delayed A Month, Misses Tax Credit

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launch of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has slipped a month, just enough to preclude buyers from taking advantage of a $1,300 Federal tax credit that expires December 31. According to Hyundai, the first cars will now reach dealers in January or perhaps later, rather than in early or mid December as it had originally hoped. The U.S.

Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

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Used-car dealers carefully watch auctions to find cars in less demand elsewhere that they can sell locally for more money. Now, a used-car dealer in Boulder, Colorado, has made. incentives Used Cars tax credit plug-in cars state lawsSome markets are stronger than others for certain types of cars. Think Subarus in the Northeast or the Rocky Mountains, convertibles in Florida, and pickup trucks in Texas.

If you plan to buy an electric car, you should do it this month

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Not only are franchised dealers and their salespeople seeking to close out the month with a bang, but it's the end of a year and their allocation of cars next year can depend on how many they sell this year. Politics rebates congress incentives tax credit plug-in carsCommon wisdom has it that the last few days of any calendar year are the best time to buy a car.

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Nissan Sets US MSRP for 2011 LEAF EV at $32,780; As Low as $25,280 with Federal Tax Credit

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NNA) set the US MSRP for the 2011 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle, which becomes available for purchase or lease at Nissan dealers in select markets in December and nationwide in 2011, at $32,780. Including the $7,500 federal tax credit for which the Nissan LEAF will be fully eligible, the consumer’s after-tax net value of the vehicle will be $25,280. Charging dock and installation are eligible for a 50 percent federal tax credit up to $2,000.

2011 Fisker Karma Countdown: Visits to Dealers, Not Reviewers

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At a price of $87,400 before tax credits, it's not surprising that the company wants to get the car exactly right before exposing it to the glare of publicity. But Fisker is taking an unusual tack: They're touring the car around to dealers, working to build The 2011 Fisker Karma will be the world's first plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan.

BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

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Electric cars enjoy many incentives, from tax credits and purchase rebates through carpool-lane access, to encourage buyers to give them a try. But the range-extended model of the BMW i3 electric car turns out not to qualify for a state exemption from New Jersey''s new-car sales tax--despite at least some assurances to BMW dealers and buyers by the

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Toyota Prius Recall, Georgia Electric-Car Incentive, Tesla Ohio Troubles: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Georgia may kill its $5,000 electric-car tax credit, Ohio car dealers renew their legislative fight against Tesla Motors, and 2010 through 2014 Toyota Prius hybrids are being recalled. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A chronicle of the return road trip from Florida to New York in a Tesla Model S electric car

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2020 MINI Cooper SE EV comes to US with MSRP of $29,900

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While the MINI Cooper SE has an MSRP of $29,900, federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax credits make the MINI Cooper SE even more attractive. The new MINI Cooper SE will go on sale early March 2020 at MINI dealers across the US.

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Nevada the site for the Tesla Gigafactory pending legislative approval of incentive package estimated at up to $1.25B over 20 years

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Elements of the agreement include abatements, tax credits, an economic development rate rider, and an agreement on direct sales. Abatements: Up to 100% abatement of Sales Tax until 30 June 2034. Up to 100% abatement of Real Property Tax until 30 June 2024.

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2016 Chevy Volt to start at $33,995 MSRP

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Pricing for the 2016 Chverolet Volt ( earlier post ) will start at $33,995 MSRP, including an $825 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees). Pricing will be as low as $26,495 after the full federal tax credit of $7,500. Federal tax credit can range from $0 up to $7,500.) This is almost $1,200 less than the current-generation Volt.

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Cadillac ELR EREV goes on sale in January, starting price $75,995

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The 2014 ELR has a starting price of $75,995, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. Base price of a 60 kWh Tesla Model S—without Federal tax incentive, but with destination fee—is $71,070.)

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Congressional Budget Office estimates US federal policies promoting EVs and other fuel-efficient vehicles will cost $7.5B through 2019; little or no impact on gasoline use and GHG in the short term

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Tax credits and gasoline prices necessary for various electric vehicles to be cost-competitive with conventional vehicles at 2011 vehicle prices. For example, an average plug-in hybrid vehicle with a battery capacity of 16 kWh would be eligible for the maximum tax credit of $7,500.

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

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Depending on an individual’s tax situation, the Spark EV ( earlier post ) is eligible for federal tax credit up to $7,500. California and Maryland Spark EV owners may also qualify for a $2,500 California state rebate or $2,300 Maryland excise tax exemption.

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Chevrolet delivers first Bolt EVs to SF Bay Area customers

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The Bolt EV begins at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,495, which includes destination and freight charges, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500. In the San Francisco Bay area, Chevrolet delivered the first three Bolt EVs to customers.

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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV starting at $37,900 in US

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Purchasing customers may qualify for applicable state and federal incentives and tax credits. Audi expects the PHEV to qualify for a federal tax credit of $4,168. Prices above exclude destination charges ($925), taxes, title, optional equipment, and dealer charges.

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NY state launces series of initiatives to encourage adoption of EVs

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The Drive Clean Rebate initiative provides New York residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers. Charge Ready NY rebates can be combined with New York State’s 50 percent tax credit for installing charging stations. The tax credit is applied after the rebate amount received from NYSERDA.

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Nissan and Hawaii Partner on EVs

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Hawaii is providing a $4,500 state tax credit towards the purchase of an electric vehicle and a $500 state tax credit towards the purchase and installation of a home charging station. The state tax credit, paired with an available $7,500 federal tax credit, could bring the price of a Nissan LEAF, which carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $32,780, to as low as $20,780 for Hawaii consumers.

Chevrolet Spark EV to lease for as low as $199 per month; MSRP $27,945 pre-incentives

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Chevrolet announced a low-mileage lease on the new 2014 Spark EV 1LT ( earlier post ) for as low as $199 per month for 36 months, with $999 due at lease signing including security deposit (tax, title, license dealer fees extra), making the vehicle one of the most affordable EVs on the market.

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Toyota 2017 Mirai fuel cell vehicle remains $57,500; 312-mile electric range

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Mirai customers also may qualify for an $8,000 federal tax credit and $5,000 potential California rebate along with access to the California HOV carpool lane. Costs above exclude official fees, taxes and dealer charges.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Georgia has a tax credit worth up to $5,000 for zero-emissions vehicles. San Diego ranks in the top LEAF cities for many of the same reasons in other California and West Coast markets: state tax incentives, HOV/HOT access and general environment-mindedness.

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What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

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BMW found that the quickest and cheapest way to get the credits that it will need to accumulate is, of course, to build electric cars. The ZEV program shouldn’t be doling out credits for cars on the road for merely one year. The BMW Mini E has hit the streets.

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UC Davis ITS study suggests hastening consumer adoption of plug-ins will require innovation on the sales side

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A study by researchers at the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis finds that buyers of plug-in vehicles (PEVs) are substantially less satisfied with the dealer purchase experience than buyers of conventional vehicles—with the notable exception of Tesla buyers. While the diversity of the dealer community could foster innovation in retail activities, the same diversity could also hinder the quality and pace of diffusion amongst dealers. XXXXX Click to enlarge.

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

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Customers may be eligible for federal tax credits (which run up to $7,500) or state/local tax credits. The MY14 B-Class Electric Drive. Click to enlarge.

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Chevrolet to begin selling Spark EV in Maryland

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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. Chevrolet requires service training certification before a dealer is authorized to sell the Spark EV because of its unique propulsion system.

Nissan to Begin Taking LEAF Reservations on 20 April; 115,00 Registrants Have First Priority

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After placing a reservation, a customer will be able to indicate a preferred dealer. Including the $7,500 federal tax credit for which the Nissan LEAF will be fully eligible, the consumer’s after-tax net value of the vehicle will be $25,280. For example, a $5,000 statewide tax rebate is offered in California; a $5,000 tax credit in Georgia; a $1,500 tax credit in Oregon; and carpool-lane access in some states, including California.

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US VP Biden outlines 3-part plan to have 1M advanced technology vehicles on US roads by 2015

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The President is proposing to transform the existing $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles into a rebate that will be available to all consumers immediately at the point of sale, similar to “Cash for Clunkers”. The current individual credit will be reformed into a tax credit claimable by dealers or financers with clear transparency requirements to ensure the benefit of the credit is passed on to consumers.

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Chevrolet begins taking orders in all 50 US states for 2012 Volt; $1K drop in starting price

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Chevrolet dealers in all 50 states in the US are now taking orders for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt. The suggested retail price for the Volt will start at $39,995 (or $32,495 assuming a full federal tax credit of $7,500, which is subject to the customer’s eligibility). The price includes an $850 destination freight charge but excludes tax, title and license fees.

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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). Production of the 2014 model year Prius Plug-in begins in October with pricing taking effect when these models arrive in showrooms in November.The Prius Plug-in qualifies for a Federal Tax Credit of up to $2,500 in addition to the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) which offers a $1,500 rebate.

Ford and SunPower to offer home rooftop solar system to offset charging of Focus Electric

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The complete SunPower solar system is offered at a base price of less than $10,000, after federal tax credits. This price point does not include local sales tax. Interested Focus Electric customers will be contacted by a participating SunPower dealer who will visit their home to begin the installation process. Ford and SunPower Corp.

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President Obama announces $1B National Community Deployment Challenge to spur deployment of alternative-fuel vehicles; new purchasing incentives; new EV Everywhere research grand challenge

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Tax credits. The President also proposes to improve the current tax credit for electric vehicles by: Expanding eligibility for the credit to a broader range of advanced vehicle technologies; Increasing the amount from $7,500, making it scalable up to $10,000; Reforming the credit to make it available at the point-of-sale by making it transferable to the dealer or financier, allowing consumers to benefit when they purchase a vehicle rather than when they file their taxes; and.

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AeroVironment completes first electric vehicle commercial charging station installations in Hawaii

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AeroVironment offers solutions for the entire spectrum of parking locations, including government/public lots, workplaces, airports, condominiums, commercial developments, shopping malls, auto dealers, restaurants, parks, and other retail locations. AeroVironment has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Marriott Waikiki in Hawaii. The new chargers are part of Hawaii’s growing charging infrastructure currently being deployed to support electric vehicles.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV minivan EPA-rated at 84 MPGe in electric-only mode; role of eFlite dual-motor/one-way clutch strategy

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A large share of credit goes to the vehicle’s eFlite dual-motor electrically variable transmission (EVT). The vehicle pricing starts at $34,495 with available US federal tax credit, not including state and local incentives.

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Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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GM will introduce the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $41,000; after applying the Federal income tax credit of $7,500, the price drops to $33,500. More than 600 Chevrolet dealers in the seven launch markets—California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and Washington DC— will begin taking orders. To find a participating Chevrolet Volt dealer, customers are directed to [link].

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Cash For Clunkers & Guzzlers Falls Short

Hybrid SUV Blog

Individuals might be wise to wait until that date to make sure they don’t miss out on some or all of cash credits. The CARS Nazi will only give you credit on new vehicle purchases (or leases). Check hybrid tax credits to see if the vehicle you are considering still qualifies.

New York launches $19M truck voucher incentive program; $9M for EVs, $10M for alt fuels

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Under the terms of the program, NYSERDA approved vehicle manufacturers, dealers and retrofit providers which will receive the vouchers, allowing them to pass on the full incentive in a lower vehicle price to buyers. The announcement complements the Governor’s Charge NY program, which looks to stimulate demand for EVs and investments in infrastructure, and includes funding from NYSERDA, the New York Power Authority and tax credits. New York Governor Andrew M.

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2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Recap

Hybrid SUV Blog

Chances are you will need check with several dealers just to find one on the lot, as not as many are made. Federal tax credits expire soon on the Mariner hybrid. According to FuelEconomy.gov the current credit is $650 to $750 and it will be gone as of April 1, 2010.

Nissan’s Big Gamble

Revenge of the Electric Car

This is before the $7,500 federal tax credit. Dealers excited. “By the time the electric car comes on line in 2012, the economy in California will be in a better place,&# says Driebe, the 2006 chairman of the Nissan Dealer Advisory Board. We’ll finally get to see the new Nissan August 2nd. That’s Tokyo time, it’ll still be the 1st here.) I assume they’ll have the name finalized by then, too.

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Collins Bus Corporation Enters Agreement With CleanFUEL USA to Develop LPI Type A School Bus

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Propane fuel, when compared to diesel and gasoline, provides a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and has the potential to reduce fuel costs with the federal tax credit of $0.50 They have the largest distribution network of any Type-A bus company with more than 70 dealers in the United States and Canada. The GM Cutaway G4500 will be the basis for the Collins LPI Type A buses. Click to enlarge.

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Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid heading to select US showrooms

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Ford has tripled to more than 200 the number of dealers certified to sell its lineup of plug-in electrified vehicles, including the C-MAX Energi that is on sale now. Starting MSRP is $29,995 (after a federal tax credit). Overview of the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid.

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EPA Administrator broadly outlines Trump Administration thinking on fuel economy standards and California

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In a speech on Tuesday at the National Automobile Dealers Association meeting in Washington, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined the Trump Administration’s thinking on national fuel economy standards and California. It’s one thing for the American public to directly subsidize electric vehicles through tax incentives. Of the roughly 57,000 households that received the EV tax credit in 2016, nearly 80 percent had at least a six-figure income.

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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.

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