Hong Kong closed a tax loophole; is Tesla ancillary damage?

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Government officials in Hong Kong have eliminated a popular tax exemption that made electric vehicles much cheaper to buy than comparable gasoline-powered models. The loophole helped make Hong Kong one of the biggest overseas markets for the Silicon Valley carmaker's luxury electric cars. China tax incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hong Kong

2017 63

UC Davis report proposes mileage fee for EVs, maintaining fuel tax for ICEs to support road repairs

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A research report submitted to the California Legislature this week by the University of California, Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies proposes switching EVs to a mileage-based road-funding fee (road user charge, RUC) while continuing to have gasoline-powered cars pay gasoline taxes.

2019 116

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60% of $18B in US clean energy tax credits 2006-2012 went to top 20% by income; 90% in the plug-in program

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A working paper by a team at the Energy Institute at Haas, University of California, Berkeley, has found that 60% of the $18 billion in US federal income clean energy tax credits issued between 2006 and 2012—e.g., Electric Vehicle Credit. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Policy

2015 149

Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

Revenge of the Electric Car

Josh Hafenbrack posts this informative entry covering the status of Hasner’s Florida State electric car tax break on the SunSentinel.com. Florida State Representative (and House Majority Leader) Adam Hasner (R) has just introduced the bill HB 879 - Financial Incentives for Electric Vehicles. From Josh’s article: As the House Energy and Utilities Committee gave its stamp of approval to the measure, Hasner is planning a showing of “Who Killed the Electric Car?”

Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

Revenge of the Electric Car

Josh Hafenbrack posts this informative entry covering the status of Hasner’s Florida State electric car tax break on the SunSentinel.com. Florida State Representative (and House Majority Leader) Adam Hasner (R) has just introduced the bill HB 879 - Financial Incentives for Electric Vehicles. From Josh’s article: As the House Energy and Utilities Committee gave its stamp of approval to the measure, Hasner is planning a showing of “Who Killed the Electric Car?”

Dongfeng Nissan launches its first all-electric vehicle: Venucia e30

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Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) launched its first pure-electric vehicle model, e30, from its local Venucia brand. Running costs for e30 are only about one-seventh of gasoline models of the same grade in China, due to e30’s energy consumption of 14.6 The e30 is eligible for a purchase tax exemption as part of the Chinese government’s support for developing new energy vehicles.

2014 74

CMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption

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The federal subsidy significantly favors larger battery packs to a stronger degree than their potential for additional gasoline savings. In contrast, the limited range of BEVs make non-domestic charging infrastructure more critical if the vehicles are to be used as primary vehicles.

2012 132

Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In At present, PHEV technology alone is equipped to improve the current electric grid.

2015 156

UK Manufacturer Axon Automotive Unveils Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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UK-based Axon Automotive, a spin-off from Cranfield University, previewed a pre-production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of its lightweight city car at the Milton Keynes Science Festival. The Axon car is a multipurpose vehicle built for two adults plus luggage.

2009 99

Sen. Baucus draft for energy tax reform focuses on clean production of electricity and fuels; repeals plug-in vehicle credits

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introduced the latest in a series of discussion drafts to overhaul the US tax code. This new staff discussion draft focuses energy tax policy on stimulating domestic, clean production of electricity and transportation fuels, which account for 68% of energy consumed in the US. It also would repeal a number of current tax incentives, including those for plug-in electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. Clean fuels tax credit.

2013 93

U.K. Goal: Consign Gasoline, Diesel Cars 'To History' By 2050

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UK government proposals could extend current tax benefits for electric cars to the end of the decade, with further plans for a full market of ultra-low emission vehicles by 2050. Ministers have suggested the current benefits package could be extended to end the current reluctance of UK drivers to opt for electric vehicles.

2013 68

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. The cost to the government of those reductions in gasoline consumption and emissions can vary widely.

2012 111

CMU county-level study shows plug-ins have larger or smaller lifecycle GHG than gasoline ICE depending on regional factors

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The team from Carnegie Mellon University led by Dr. Jeremy Michalek accounted for regional differences in emissions due to marginal grid mix; ambient temperature; patterns of vehicle miles traveled (VMT); and driving conditions (city versus highway).

2016 78

Study concludes a shift from gasoline to diesel engines is consistent with long-term climate mitigation efforts

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Global-mean temperature change caused by car exhaust emitted from gasoline and diesel engines specified in the previous and upcoming European vehicle emission standards (EURO 3, 4, 5, and 6). no shift to hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles or fuel cell vehicles.

2012 101

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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The World's First Clean Motocross Race On Electric. High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential Texas Excess Ford Expands Hybrid Success to Electric Vehicles ► March (17) Carbon Capture and Storage: To Be or Not To Be? Intelligent Charging Infrastructure for New Electr. Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re.

2009 28

Deutsche Bank Forecast sees slower transportation electrification and greater gasoline demand near-term; increased confidence in the pace and breadth of long-term shift to efficient transportation systems

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In a December 2010 research note on the 2011 outlook for the oil market, Deutsche Bank (DB) analysts have revised their earlier expectations of the pace of near-term transportation electrification trends (slower) and gasoline demand (greater) but note that the developments in the global transportation sector in 2010 have increased their confidence “ in the pace and breadth of the long-term shift to a more efficient transportation system.”

2011 86

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. Vehicle to Grid [V2G] technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. Electric vehicles will be available for customers in 2011.

Oregon incentives to shift from hybrids to plug-ins

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Oregon's House has passed a bill to end the $1500 tax credit for conventional hybrid vehicles on the last day of 2009. After that point only plug-in vehicles qualify. House Bill 2180 , which passed overwhelmingly, Creates specific tax credit for purchasers of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and related equipment. Tags: kulongoski plug-in hybrid oregon battery electric car

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Hyundai delivers first 2019 NEXO fuel cell SUV to US customer

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Hochrad purchased his first hybrid car more than 15 years ago, and over the years has driven dedicated electric vehicles as well. His new NEXO will deliver about five times the driving range of his first all-electric car.

2018 161

A Brief Look at Today's Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and the Companies That Are Revolutionizing an Old Industry - Yahoo! Finance

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2009 28

NYC Goes EV

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This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market. Will Electric Cars Give New York a Charge? From the article: ‘The New York study anticipates that by 2015, electric vehicle prices should decline because of reduced battery costs, that there will be a sufficient supply of electric vehicles to purchase, and that consumers will take advantage of the existing federal tax credit of $7,500 for new electric cars.

2010 144

Nissan Leaf – Taking Reservations

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Nissan's new electronic vehicle, the Leaf. (AP After a federal tax credit and state rebate, the price of these cars will come out at around a cool 20k. Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations&# as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. Read more about it in the San Jose Mercury News Article: Reservations for the all-electric Nissan Leaf start Tuesday.

2010 140

Survey: Norwegian PHEVs drive electrically 55% of time, BEVs driven more in total and in everyday traffic

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Norway leads the European market for plug-in vehicles, with more than 105,000 units registered through May 2016. A recent survey of 8,000 vehicle owners in Norway by Norway’s Institute of Transport Economics found that plug-in hybrids there drive electrically with power from the grid 55% of the time (and 63% on work trips), while battery electric vehicles are driven more in total and in everyday traffic. Vehicle purchase taxes are very high in Norway.

2016 89

Success!!! The Ban on EV Conversions in Ontario, Canada is Over!!!

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Ontario's Ban on Electric Cars. Yesterday (June 7, 2010), Electric Mobility Canada sent out an e-mail advising its Ontario members that MTO has lifted the ban, and has implemented an interim solution for the licensing of electric vehicle conversions. "Effective today, converted vehicles can be registered as EVs at the following 3 locations: * In Ottawa at the Laurier Avenue licence office. * In Toronto North York at the Yonge and Sheppard vehicle office. "To

2010 100

Study of 5-year TCO suggests ongoing challenge to unsubsidized BEV cost-competitiveness

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A team at Arizona State University has analyzed the five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for representative electric, hybrid, and conventional vehicles—the Nissan Leaf (BEV), Toyota Prius (HEV), and Toyota Corolla (ICEV)—in 14 US cities from 2011 to 2015.

2018 85

Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Some of the first plug-in electric passenger vehicles are slated to roll onto U.S. For all the fanfare, sales of electric cars are currently negligible (outside of golf courses, that is). How many plug-in electric vehicles does President Barack Obama wish to see on U.S. The president is hoping to use incentives to get one million plug-in hybrid vehicles to consumers by 2015. Which electric-car developer counts former U.

2010 126

Study of 5-year TCO suggests ongoing challenge to unsubsidized BEV cost-competitiveness

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A team at Arizona State University has analyzed the five-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for representative electric, hybrid, and conventional vehicles—the Nissan Leaf (BEV), Toyota Prius (HEV), and Toyota Corolla (ICEV)—in 14 US cities from 2011 to 2015.

2018 78

Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Low gas prices encourage less fuel efficient vehicles. was the Toyota Prius with about 140,000 vehicles sold.

2010 102

UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals.

2018 98

Gordon wants more electric cars :: KTAR.com

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Gordon sees a real commitment to have electric cars on city streets. "I Car dealers will prosper in the city, and the state will be getting sales tax. Mark Perry with Nissan said the idea of people tooling down the interstate in an electric vehicle is no longer a pipe dream.

2009 70

Tesla To Offer Auto Leases

Revenge of the Electric Car

“This will help us with the customers who have some trepidation about changing the paradigm from gasoline to electric,&# said Elon Musk, Tesla’s chairman and chief executive. Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. intended to help ease the pricey vehicle into the mainstream. changing the paradigm from gasoline to electric,&# said Elon Musk, Tesla’s. all-electric car across the U.S., gasoline,&# he said. 2010 Tesla Roadster.

2010 141

Letter from Copenhagen

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Sure, an electric car would be nice, but that would have been last Sunday, when the nearly 80 electric vehicles in a “CO2 Race&# combed the streets of Copenhagen. So were the electric Teslas, Nissans, Renaults, Betterplace vehicles, and Danish cars of the “International Mayor’s EV Parade,&# a couple days later. My real issue that night was an age old problem for all wheeled vehicles: a flat tire.

2010 133

Bring on the EV Trucks

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More electric trucks! Fleet vehicles are perfect for EVs, since the routes are very predictable and tend to be within 100 miles per day. The more the merrier, the market for these is going to explode soon with Obama’s stimulation plan, and its tax of $7,500 to $15,000 for electric trucks. Read more about it in the article: EVI Lauches Electric Delivery and Work-Truck Sales in U.S. EVI Lauches Electric Delivery and Work-Truck Sales in U.S. ?(Note:

2009 116

SEAT pushes forward with CNG line-up

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SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, continues to spearhead the introduction of compressed natural gas (CNG) technology, giving customers the widest choice of vehicles that are cleaner, more sustainable and offer even greater efficiency.

2019 129

GM weighs in against Washington’s proposed EV surtax

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The proposal currently excludes vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt, which can run part of the time on gasoline. Proponents of the surtax argue the fee is needed to offset losses in state gas tax revenues since EV owners don’t need to buy gas. Electric vehicles are a promising new and evolving advanced technology. General Motors earlier this week sent a letter to Washington Gov.

Ford Teams Up With Microsoft

Revenge of the Electric Car

Microsoft’s Hohm to Manage Ford’s Electric Cars. manage off-hours home electrical usage? In the case of electric cars, time-shifting the recharge to late at night is important because recharging effectively a home’s daytime energy usage. When Ford’s first all-electric car, the Ford Focus Electric, ships in 2011, the recharging system will be remotely managed by Microsoft. manage off-hours home electrical usage?

2010 100

Nissan’s Big Gamble

Revenge of the Electric Car

This is before the $7,500 federal tax credit. CEO Carlos Ghosn is spending big money to make electric vehicles in high volumes — and soon. 2, Ghosn will unveil the first of three electric models in three vehicle segments that he plans to sell by 2013. The vehicles will be made in the United States, Japan and Europe. Nissan is not alone in going electric. maker of Subaru cars, began leasing electric cars in Japan.

2009 116

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

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US prices for the 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid electric vehicle ( earlier post )—the first of many Audi e-tron models destined to come to the US—will begin at $37,900. Purchasing customers may qualify for applicable state and federal incentives and tax credits.

2015 100

Brookings analysts recommend against repeating cash for clunkers program in future recession

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However, the cost of CO 2 reduced was comparable or lower than that achieved through less cost-effective policies such as the tax subsidy for electric vehicles, the analysis concluded. l/100 km) averaged by the trade-in vehicles.

ICCT: 2025 target average of 70 g/km CO2 for new cars in EU feasible and economical; more so with electric drive

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However, transitioning soon to electric drive could lower manufacturers’ compliance costs by as much as €500 (US$532) per vehicle in 2025. Switching sooner from conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles to plug-in or battery electric vehicles would reduce compliance costs.

2016 123

Coming Soon – The Electric City

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Cities Prepare for Life With the Electric Car. In nearby Silicon Valley, companies are ordering workplace charging stations in the belief that their employees will be first in line when electric cars begin arriving in showrooms. And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars.&#. Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times.

2010 100

Frost & Sullivan consultant suggests European EV success will require radical lightweighting plus enabling legislation

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The 400 kg (curbweight) Aixam quadricycle, with a 400cc two-cylinder diesel, is an example of the size and weight needed in future city vehicles, Meilhan suggests. The car of the future is a small city car, but not necessarily electric, Meilhan suggests.

2012 159

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid on sale in US in spring 2017; ~30-mile electric range

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All-electric range for the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is an estimated 30 miles. The advanced Plug-In Hybrid system is a key addition, providing a combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric-driving range. Each electric motor produces 100 hp (74.5

2016 93