California BOE considers lowering gasoline excise tax rate for third year in a row

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The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will consider lowering the excise tax rate for gasoline by 2.2 If adopted, the excise tax rate on gas will be 27.8 The current excise tax rate of 30 cents per gallon remains in effect until 30 June 2016.

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Virginia General Assembly moving forward with replacing gasoline and diesel fuel tax with sales tax; $100 annual tax for EVs, HEVs and alt-fuel vehicles

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The Virginia General Assembly is moving forward with legislation ( HB2313 ), that, among its other elements, would abolish the state’s gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and replace them with a sales tax. Currently, both gasoline and diesel carry a $0.175/gallon fuel tax. Beginning 1 July 2013, the gasoline tax would be replaced with a 3.5% cents-per-gallon tax. percent wholesale tax to 5.1

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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.

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API releases latest report on US and state fuel taxes

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The American Petroleum Institute has released its January 2014 update report and maps on gasoline and diesel taxes for all 50 states in the US along with a national average; the information is updated quarterly. Gasoline taxes, January 2014. Diesel taxes, January 2014.

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IRS Electric-Car Tax Credits: Reporting Discrepancies Remain

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taxpayers start to grapple with their income-tax filings, due April 15, tens of thousands of taxpayers will benefit from a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 offered to buyers of plug-in electric cars. Enacted in 2009, it was intended to spur the early sales of such cars whose prices remain higher than those of their gasoline As U.S.

Tesla service, Faraday Future lifeline, EV sales, Canoo: Today's Car News

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Canada is planning on launching its first nationwide tax credit for electric cars. may still use gasoline. tax credit Today in Car News Faraday FutureIn an effort to speed up wait times at its service centers, Tesla is eliminating regular annual service visits for its cars. A new report estimates that by 2030, almost 70 percent of new cars sold in the U.S. And Faraday Future gets another.

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What kind of EV incentives are most effective? Twitter poll results

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Last week, we looked at how Norway went from subsidizing the sale of a few electric cars to making it normal to buy an electric car, and wondered how they did it. tax credit Polls

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Hasner’s Florida State Electric Car Tax Break Gets Boost

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Josh Hafenbrack posts this informative entry covering the status of Hasner’s Florida State electric car tax break on the Read more of the article: Hasner’s electric car tax break gets boost. Hasner’s electric car tax break gets boost. An effort led by House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton, to give a sales tax exemption to consumers who buy battery-powered, electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids picked up a unanimous endorsement today.

Gas Taxes Should Go Up To Boost Green-Car Sales, Says GM CEO Akerson

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The CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, told a Detroit newspaper that the Federal tax on gasoline should be raised by 50 cents to $1 a gallon to encourage consumers to buy more fuel efficient vehicles. In an interview last week with the Detroit News, Akerson said a higher gas tax should be part of a comprehensive energy policy set by the U.S.

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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., Average credit per tax return, by income level.

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Iowa Legislature passes biofuel bill; butanol blends, E-15 and biodiesel tax credits extended

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Both houses of the Iowa Legislature have passed a bill ( SF2344 ) providing for biobutanol-blended gasoline; modifying the rate of the E-15 plus gasoline promotion tax credit; and extending provisions for a biodiesel production refund. The legislation, which Governor Terry Branstad is expected to sign into law, enables the sale of biobutanol-gasoline blends, which will be labeled “Bu-xx”, where “xx” refers to the percentage of butanol in the blend.

California Assemblyman files ballot initiative to repeal California gas tax increase

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California Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) filed ballot initiative to repeal the recently signed $52 billion gas tax ( earlier post ) and move it to a vote in 2018. The new tax measure will raise the tax on gasoline from $0.18 Taxes on diesel will climb from $0.20 cents a gallon, with the diesel sales tax climbing from 1.75% to 5.75%.

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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 Read more of the article: Hasner’s electric car tax break gets boost. Hasner’s electric car tax break gets boost. An effort led by House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Boca Raton, to give a sales tax exemption to consumers who buy battery-powered, electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids picked up a unanimous endorsement today.

Gasoline consumption in California rose 2.4% during FY 2014-15; largest yearly increase in a decade

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The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced that gasoline consumption in the state rose 2.4% In FY 14-15, Californians consumed 14.921 billion gallons of gasoline, a 2.4% During FY 14-15 California’s average price of gasoline was $3.42 million for excise tax.

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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To derive the emissions figure, T&E said that it made a number of assumptions for their calculations: The average gasoline lifetime driving distance of 175,000 km (108,740 miles) is taken as the starting point. T&E used the latest real-world fuel consumption figures for diesel and gasoline: 6.3

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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. 2011), suggesting that subsidizing sales of BEVs and installation of charging infrastructure are not the most efficient use of limited public funds.

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California Governor signs $52B fuel tax and vehicle fee bill for transportation infrastructure; $100 ZEV fee

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billion over the next decade through an increase in fuel taxes and vehicle fees—including on zero emission vehicles (ZEVs)—to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. billion by increasing diesel excise tax 20 cents (currently $0.13) on 1 November 2017. billion by increasing diesel sales tax to 5.75% on 1 November 2017. California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee qualifies for Japan’s Eco-Car tax tncentive

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The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee mid-size SUV has become the second gasoline-driven, US-made, US-brand vehicle to qualify for Japan’s Eco-Car tax break. Jeep is Japan’s top-selling US vehicle brand; sales hit a record high of 9,388 in 2016—a 31.7% The Grand Cherokee that qualifies for Japan’s Eco-Tax incentive is powered by an upgraded version of the award-winning Pentastar V-6. million sales in 2016—a year-over-year increase of 9%.

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UK unveils new plan to cut NO2; sale of new conventional gasoline and diesel cars to end by 2040; focus on local action

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Among the many policy and funding details in the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations , produced by Defra and the Department for Transport is the cessation of the sale of all new conventional gasoline and diesel cars by 2040.

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UMTRI study finds total cost of ownership of diesels in US often much less than gasoline counterparts

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Alternative powertrain sales. Sales of light-duty vehicles with alternative powertrains in 2014 was a mix of increases and decreases over 2013 sales. Percentage differences in miles per gallon (mpg) between comparable diesel and gasoline vehicle pairs.

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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. During these huge fluctuations, sales of hybrid cars have closely mirrored what we pay to fill our gas tanks.

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Toyota’s second turbocharged gasoline engine now available in Auris in Japan; 36% thermal efficiency

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The new 8NR-FTS 1.2-liter direct-injection turbo engine is now available as an option for the partially redesigned Auris, which went on sale in Japan today. The 120T grade is eligible for the Japanese government’s subsidies and tax incentives for eco-cars.

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Poll: 81% of Americans Oppose Gas Tax Hike To Encourage Sales of More Efficient Cars

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A new Rasmussen telephone poll found that 81% of Americans oppose an “ increase the tax on gasoline by a large amount ” as a way to encourage the purchase of more fuel-efficient cars. These sentiments remain largely unchanged from nearly two years when 86% said they opposed the idea of raising gas taxes by $0.50 In April 2008, 60% of Americans favored suspending the federal gas tax completely for the summer to offset soaring gas prices.

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

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Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe ( earlier post ) will begin in January in all major US metropolitan areas. The 2014 ELR has a starting price of $75,995, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.

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Gasoline Consumption in Northwest Rose in 2009

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Sightline Institute reports that drivers in the Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington used more gasoline last year, reversing a decade-long trend of declining personal gas consumption. Idaho drivers—already the highest per-capita consumers in the region—led the Northwest by increasing their gasoline purchases by nearly 4%. The report notes that the increase occurred despite BC’s groundbreaking carbon tax, which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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To Boost Gas-Free Car Sales, Make $7,500 Tax Credit a Rebate

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Speakers throughout today's Electric Drive Transportation Association conference agree: Plug-in electric cars that use little or no gasoline are coming. To help boost early adoption of cars that run mostly or entirely on grid power, the Federal government offers tax rebates of $2,500 to $7,500 to private It's no longer an "if", it's now a "when."

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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Volkswagen reports growing demand for e-up! and Passat GTE in Germany

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No charges are incurred for road tax or engine oil changes for the e-up! Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Plug-ins SalesVolkswagen reports that, even before the launch of the new ID.3 EV this summer, demand for electrified Volkswagen products has increased in Germany.

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Fiat updates 500L range for 2014 with new 120 hp diesel and gasoline engines, LPG version

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T-Jet gasoline—and a dual fuel LPG/gasoline variant of the 1.4 Fiat will also soon introduce a dual-fuel (LPG/Gasoline) version of the 500L and Fiat 500L Trekking. Performance is similar to the gasoline version, with maximum power of 120 HP at 5,000 rpm, a top speed of 189 km/h; acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6 This dual fuel version features a much lower operating cost due to the use of a fuel far cheaper than gasoline or diesel.

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

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Cadillac will put the 2017 CT6 Plug-In Hybrid ( earlier post ) sedan on sale in the US in the spring of 2017, with a total driving range of more than 400 miles. at $75,095 plus a $995 destination freight charge before any applicable electric vehicle tax incentives.

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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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Pike Research forecasts clean diesels to represent more than 12% of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2018; outpacing hybrids in North America

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Annual clean diesel ldv sales by region, world markets: 2012-2018. A new report from Pike Research finds that rising fuel prices and stronger fuel economy regulations will stimulate increasing demand for clean diesel vehicles in markets around the world, and forecasts sales of these vehicles will increase from 9.1 of all LDV sales by the end of that period. The overall LDV market in the United States grew by just 10% and hybrid vehicle sales actually dipped slightly.

Pre-orders start for Mazda Axela in Japan; gasoline and hybrid models first, followed by diesel

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Sales will begin on 21 November, starting with the gasoline engine and a hybrid models, to be followed by a diesel version. This will make Mazda the first domestic automaker to offer gasoline, diesel and hybrid versions of a single model in Japan. million units sold in more than 120 countries around the world; the Axela accounts for more than 30% of Mazda’s sales volume. The 4-2-1 exhaust system is introduced to the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter gasoline engine.

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California Gasoline Consumption Rose 0.6% in May; Diesel Declined 7%

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California gasoline consumption rose 0.6% May 2009 gasoline sold for use on California roads totaled 1,291 million gallons of gasoline. A month-to-month comparison shows that gasoline consumption rose 3.5% The average California gasoline price at the pump in May was $2.53 Gasoline sold at the lower price in May generated approximately $241 million in sales tax during that month, an estimated $139 million less than was generated last year.

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Audi banking on Gen 2 3.0L TDI diesel for US sales; calls for a “fair shot” for diesel

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Not only is it more powerful and contains up to 30% better efficiency than traditional gasoline, etc. TDI clean diesel represents almost 25% of Audi and Volkswagen US sales. Are these sales incentivized? Do they get state or federal tax breaks? Audi''s Gen 2 3.0L

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Sept Plug-In Sales, VW XL1, Credit-Card Charging Fees: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports, we report on September''s plug-in electric car sales, look back on the gasoline tax, augment the repair process, and warn women drivers about a new--and hitherto unknown--danger to their reproductive health. Plug-in electric car sales fell in September, after a remarkable and

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Study finds car dealerships pose significant barrier to EV adoption

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A new study by a team from Aarhus University in Denmark has found that car dealerships pose a significant barrier to electric vehicle adoption at the point of sale due to a perceived lack of business case viability in relation to gasoline and diesel vehicles. The team concluded that policy and business strategies that address barriers at the point of sale are needed to accelerate EV adoption. Behavior Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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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.” An explosion of hybrid sales in Japan.

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Mitsubishi Motors Outlander PHEV to go on sale in Japan in January

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will begin the sales of the new Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) at dealerships throughout Japan from 24 January 2013. Powered by a Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain combining two 60 kW independent electric motors (one on each axle); a 12 kWh Li-ion battery pack; and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder MIVEC gasoline engine, Outlander PHEV features an EV range of 60.2 Plug-in hybrid drive system. Click to enlarge.

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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For the second successive year, the share of diesel vehicle sales declined and in 2016 fell below 50% of new sales—the lowest share of new sales since 2009 according to the official statistics. The average diesel vehicle sold was 302 kg heavier than the average gasoline vehicle.

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

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Soul EV sales in the Northeast will begin in the fourth quarter. Offered in two trims, Base and + (Plus), the 2016 Soul EV MSRP4 is $33,950 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Base and $35,950 (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500) for the Plus.

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Audi survey finds more than half of US drivers would support government initiative to spur diesel vehicle sales

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A poll conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Audi of America found that a majority of American drivers would support government initiatives aimed at spurring clean diesel vehicle sales in the US. Survey results show that 65% of American drivers would be in support of lawmakers’ efforts to make diesel more accessible to the American public; 66% of drivers think the government should offer a tax incentive on clean diesel vehicles.

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IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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IHS Automotive forecasts global automotive sales for 2015 to reach 88.6 over 2014, continuing an unbroken five-year run of sales recovery and growth from the low point set in the depth of the Great Recession in 2009. However, a slowdown is being signaled with just two of the high-potential BRIC markets likely to see increased sales this year. However, IHS Automotive analysts still expect light vehicle sales in China to grow by 7% in 2015 to 25.2 Forecasts Sales

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