Senate Finance Committee Approves $12,500 EV Tax Credit Bill

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On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee advanced the Clean Energy for America Act making a few tweaks from earlier proposals. Changes include raising the federal EV tax rebate ceiling to $12,500 and opening the door for automakers who already exhausted their production quotas.

CT legislature passes highway usage tax on heavy trucks

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The Connecticut General Assembly has passed HB 6688 , a bill that imposes a highway use tax (HUT) on every carrier for operating, or causing to be operated, certain heavy, multi-unit motor vehicles (Class 8-13) on any highway (i.e., The bill establishes per-mile tax rates that increase based on vehicle gross weight, ranging from $0.025 per mile for vehicles weighing 26,000-28,000 lbs to $0.175 cents per mile for vehicles weighing more than 80,000 lbs.

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Tesla implements subtle interest rate hike for financed vehicles


Tesla’s list prices for its vehicles have not experienced a notable rise recently, but the EV maker has initiated a more subtle price increase for its financed vehicles nonetheless. As could be seen in Tesla’s online payment calculator, the featured financing rate is now 3.74% APR, a 0.5%

Nepal new budget: removes tax hikes on EVs, waives renewal & road tax for 5 years

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Nepal new budget: removes tax hikes on EVs, waives renewal & road tax for 5 years. The Government of Nepal, Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada announced the budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 which allocated a total of 1.64

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Tesla’s EVs still have great financing deals compared to rivals, even with recent price increases


Tesla’s electric vehicles are premium-priced, but their financing deals make them quite compelling against their rivals in the EV market. In a way, Tesla’s financing deals involve interest rates that could end up undercutting the costs of rival EVs by a notable degree.

Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 2: End of the Manufacturer Sales Phaseout

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Arguably the biggest flaw in the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit ( IRC 30D ) regulations is the triggering of a phaseout schedule of the tax credit when a manufacturer sells 200,000 total EVs (BEV and PHEV).

Electric car US tax credit proposed to $12,500, less for Tesla vehicles


A new bill to reform the federal electric car tax incentive in the US has passed the US Senate Finance Committee. It includes increasing the electric vehicle tax credit to up to $12,500, but it was expertly crafted to give less to Tesla vehicle buyers.

Impact of Proposed Changes to the Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 1: Summary Chart

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A key component of the CEAA is nine proposed changes to the Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit ( IRC 30D ) — more commonly known as the “federal EV tax credit.”. In essence, the difference becomes a tax refund instead of credit.

Proposed Changes to Federal EV Tax Credit – Part 5: Making the Credit Refundable

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One of the biggest complaints about the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit (IRC 30D) is that its structure of using a non-refundable tax credit is clearly more beneficial to higher-income households. How the Current Tax Credit Works For EV Buyers.

Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

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Changes in how transport is financed are essential if cities and nations are to deal effectively with the rapid growth in motor vehicle traffic and related environmental and health problems, including climate change, according to a new report by the Transport Research Laboratory released at Fifth Regional EST Forum in Asia by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

Malaysia wants EVs to be tax-free, duty-free to encourage consumers to buy


Malaysian government officials are petitioning and working toward making electric vehicles exempt from taxes, including import and excise duties, as well as road taxes. Additionally, officials are proposing an income tax relief of up to 2,500 Malaysian Ringgits, or around $602.

Fisker Ocean electric SUV starts at $37,499, pre-tax credit; leases for $379/mo

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After the US federal tax credit is applied, the cost of the Fisker Ocean drops to a starting price of US$29,999 (US). Fisker will also offer a “$0 drive off” option through a fully financed $2,999 down payment for credit-approved customers.

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NJ boosts gasoline tax 22.5% to $0.507/gallon effective 1 October, diesel to $0.577

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New Jersey’s Department of the Treasury announced on Friday that lower fuel consumption trends, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, will necessitate a gas tax increase of $0.093 per gallon in order to ensure compliance with the 2016 law that requires a steady stream of revenue to support the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) program. The increase brings the gasoline tax from $0.414 to $0.507 per gallon (22.5%).

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“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

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Project Volt Gas Volt is based on a long-term financing plan and the use of existing technologies for the large-scale conversion of surplus renewable electricity to methane, with subsequent reuse. Financing Project VGV: the Green Redemption Fund. The allocation of emissions allowances and the carbon tax, once it is in place. A carbon tax levied directly on fossil fuels could be calculated on the BTU equivalent of the oil needed to produce a tonne of CO 2.

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Biofuel and Ag organizations call for accountable life cycle analysis for SAF tax credits, DOE to lead

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Growth Energy, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, and the Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Finance and the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means outlining its recommendations for a sound and effective sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit.

Proposed Federal EV Tax Credit Reform: Will It Move the Sales Needle?

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For electric vehicle observers, the legislation contains two key provisions: The first would extend the tax credit to automakers who already reached the current phaseout level of 200,000 EVs sold with another 400,000 vehicles, but with a reduction to $7,000 from the current maximum $7,500 credit.

EV Life is awarded CalSEED grant from the California Energy Commission to make financing electric cars cheaper than gas vehicles.

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The average California driver qualifies for over $10,000 in EV rebates and tax credits, but incentives can take 12 to 18 months to recoup post-purchase. The company’s first product is a web platform that makes it easier to find and finance an electric car.

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Tesla introduces financing product for Model S customers; lease-sale hybrid

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Tesla Motors, in partnership with Wells Fargo and US Bank, has created an automotive financing product that combines elements of ownership and leasing for Model S customers. Essentially, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a conference call describing the product, the new approach allows one to buy a new Model S for no money down net of the tax credit and as low as about $500 net out of pocket cost per month, depending upon the model, specific state incentives, and personal parameters (e.g.,

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U.S. Senate Panel looks to boost EV Tax Credit to $12,500: What we know so far


The United States Senate Finance Committee is looking to boost the possible Electric Vehicle Tax Credit to $12,500 for manufacturers that have assembled union workers within the U.S. will still qualify for tax credits but will not receive the full amount.

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

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Renewables account for approximately 10-15% of the global energy infrastructure investment and according to New Energy Finance renewables have been hit hard by the global recession with a 47% in Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2008 ($13.3 Is tax equity dead? by Bill Cooke.

Tesla stock outlook soars to $1,300 per share, driven by Biden’s $10k EV tax credit


Instead, President Joe Biden’s EV tax credit, a long-awaited returning incentive for many EV enthusiasts, is about to be reintroduced. Finance Live. Rest assured, Ives believes an increased EV tax benefit will pay dividends for Tesla if it goes through.

PGE and SunRun Create $100M Home Solar Financing Fund

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a provider of home solar financing, announced a $100-million tax equity project financing agreement to fund SunRun’s installation of more than 3,500 new home solar installations across the nation. The investment, principally funded by PG&E Corporation shareholders through Pacific Energy Capital, creates the largest residential solar financing vehicle established to date.

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California gives Tesla $34.735-million sales and use tax break, its second

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The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) has given Tesla Motors a $34.735 million tax break from sales and use taxes on $415-million worth of new manufacturing equipment for its Fremont factory. CAEATFA’s charter is to provide a sales and use tax exclusion (STE) for advanced manufacturers and manufacturers of alternative source and advanced transportation products, components or systems.

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Study finds that linking increased transportation tax to environmental or other specific benefits increases Americans support for higher transportation taxes

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A national phone survey by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) found that a majority of Americans would support higher taxes for. The survey results show that very low support levels for a one-time gas-tax increase or a new mileage tax can be raised by modifying how the tax is structured and the way it is described. Linking a transportation tax to environmental benefits can strongly increase support.

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

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) 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.

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Exxon/Mobil To Fund Solar Financing Bond For Torrance Homeowners

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In a deal brokered by the city’s newly commissioned Citizens Environmental Task Force, Exxon/Mobil, owners of the Exxon/Mobil Refinery in the City of Torrance agreed today to fund a bond that will make low cost financing of solar energy systems for home and apartment owners. The loans for solar power, authorized under California’s AB 811 , are added as assessments to a homeowner’s property tax bills and are passed on to the new owner if a home is sold.

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China exempts taxes on biodiesel

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In a major boost for the biofuel sector, China has decided to exempt taxes on pure biodiesel from waste animal fats and vegetable oils. Its new policy will actually be retroactive from January 1, 2009, with taxes that have already been paid to be refunded according to the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration [.]. Biofuels Green cars Latest news biodiesel biodiesel tax China vegetable oils waste animal fats

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Your Guide to Electric-Vehicle Charging-Station Tax Credits

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And thanks to a variety of tax credits and incentive programs, the barrier to entry may be lower than you think. On the federal, state and local levels, there are a plethora of tax credits for installing electric-vehicle charging stations.

ICCT suggests minor changes to Fed tax policy to cut higher investment risk of 2nd-gen biofuels and advance the industry

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Minor changes to an existing Federal tax incentive for second-generation biofuels (i.e., Some of the ICCT recommendations are mirrored in the recently released Baucus draft proposal for tax reform ( earlier post ), notes Dr. Chris Malins of the ICCT, one of the study’s co-authors. The study identified four specific changes to the US tax code that could help accelerate the commercialization of second-generation biofuels.

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Digital Currency and Trade Systems Are Tearing up the Rules

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These platforms bring with them the enormous challenge of transforming diverse legacy systems—for payments, taxes, shipping, customs, and more—to make them suited for a new uniform digital platform. Blockchain China Finance Encryption

MIT study finds fuel economy standards are 6-14 times less cost effective than fuel tax for reducing gasoline use

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In a study published in the journal Energy Economics , MIT researchers have found that a fuel economy standard is at least six to fourteen times less cost effective than a fuel tax when targeting an identical reduction in cumulative gasoline use (20% by 2050). If policymakers had made their decision based on the broader costs to the economy, they would have gone with the option that was least expensive—and that’s the gasoline tax.

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China exempts consumption taxes on biodiesel retroactive to 1 Jan 2009

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China has exempted consumption taxes on pure biodiesel made from waste animal fats or vegetable oils. 2009 and taxes already paid will be refunded, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the State Administration of Taxation. Xinhua. The new policy is effective from 1 Jan. The move is aimed at boosting the renewable resources sector, easing demand for petroleum and protecting the ecological environment, the announcement said.

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Opinion: A More Level Playing Field for Advanced Biofuels

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Also included are tax credits for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producers, many of whom have already supported landmark flights powered by renewable, low-carbon advanced biofuels. Analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Li-ion battery maker Boston-Power announces $125M in new financing; focus on and support from China

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Additionally, through its stimulus programs and local industrial policies, the Chinese government is providing a range of grants, low-interest loans and related financial and tax incentives. Boston-Power, Inc., a provider of lithium-ion battery cells, modules and systems ( earlier post ), announced $125 million in new funding from a combination of private equity investment and support from China.

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5 Tips on Switching to an EV in Rural Areas

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Tax Incentives. The tax incentives being offered by the government are helping a lot in boosting the sale of EVs. With a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500 available for some EV buyers, one might stop to consider this huge financial incentive.

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CBO report finds new CAFE standards would reduce gasoline tax by 21% in 2040; $57B drop to Highway Trust Fund from 2012-2022

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In a new report, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finds that the fuel economy standards proposed for model years 2017 through 2025 would eventually reduce revenues from the gasoline tax by 21% in 2040. The 21% reduction in revenues would lower receipts credited to the Highway Trust Fund—the mechanism used to finance the federal government’s surface transportation programs. gasoline tax revenues, however, would not occur for.

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Mn/DOT assessing potential for mileage-based user fee to replace fuel tax; Battelle conducting technology assessment

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) will recruit 500 people from Wright and Hennepin counties to take part in research to test technology that could someday be used to collect a mileage-based user fee (MBUF) in lieu of a gasoline tax. Minnesota’s highway revenues are derived from three sources: the gas tax, vehicle registration fee or tabs and the motor vehicle sales tax.

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The Further Adventures of The Solangelist

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Even with the extension of the solar tax credit which came as an unexpected bonus along with the $700 billion bailout and the big increase in how much you can claim, I still think dipping into my cash reserve to the tune of $29 grand for the up front cost of my solar system would be loony tunes at the moment - and with the economy putting us into this Not So Great Depression I’m not really interested in adding that much in debt in order to pay for my panels.

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Massachusetts Governor Proposes $0.19 Increase in State Fuel Tax to Support Transportation Projects

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As part of a comprehensive reform plan to simplify the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ transportation system, Governor Deval Patrick is proposing a fuel tax increase of $0.19 The increased fuel tax is intended to be in lieu of an increase in tolls. With Federal fuel taxes included, the tax on gasoline in the state would be $0.609 per gallon, and the tax on diesel would be $0.669 per gallon.

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Biofuel Companies and Trade Associations Push for Extension to Investment Tax Credits for Cellulosic Biofuels and The Inclusion of Algae Biofuels

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A group of 35 biotechnology and biofuel companies and trade associations are urging the leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee to extend tax credits for cellulosic biofuels for four years, to allow algae biofuels to qualify for those tax credits, and to create an option for monetizing the tax credits as tax refunds. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) that she has not yet introduced—would also create investment tax credits for advanced biofuels.

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UK Government Pre-Budget Report Offers Tax Exemptions for EVs, £30M in Additional Support for Low-Carbon Vehicles; Annual Fuel Tax Increases and End of Duty Differential for Biofuels

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In the Pre-Budget Report (PBR) released on 9 December, UK Chancellor Alistair Darling announced that all electric cars will be exempt from Company Car Tax (CCT) for 5 years and electric vans will be exempt from Van Benefit Charge (VBC) for the same period. A 100% first year tax allowance will also be provided for the purchase of electric vans subject to State Aid clearance. In his statement, the Chancellor may announce changes to taxes and new spending measures.

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The redesigned federal EV tax credit and other EV-related measures


The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act—a sweeping package of tax, health care and climate measures—was like the happy ending to one of those heartwarming “Save Christmas” stories. The revamped tax credit scheme is clearly a great improvement over its predecessor.

Australia PM Gillard announces carbon pricing plan; transport fuels exempt, but lowered fuel tax credits to bring carbon price to some businesses

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However, where applicable, an equivalent carbon price will be applied through changes in fuel tax credits or excise. More than 50% of the funds raised from the carbon price will be used to fund tax cuts, pension increases and higher family payments. Some of the collected tax money will fund investments in clean technologies such as solar, wind and geothermal—an estimated A$100-billion worth of investment in renewable over the next 40 years, Gillard said.

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