Georgia Electric-Car Sales Plummet After Incentive Replaced By Tax

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Electric-car buyers in Georgia have seen their prospects change dramatically over the past few months. sales incentives Georgia plug-in cars state laws transportation policyThe Peach State previously had one of the most generous incentive programs for new electric-car purchases, offering up to $5,000 in income-tax credits to electric-car buyers. But earlier this year, legislators killed that incentive program. DON'T.

What Should Georgia Electric-Car Buyers Do By June 30?

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Georgia's income-tax credit for the purchase of a zero-emission vehicle will become history in about six weeks. Politics incentives tax credit Georgia plug-in cars state lawsThat poses a problem for the state's electric-car shoppers: Buy before June 30 to take advantage of the expiring credit, or wait for improved battery-electric cars expected to arrive within two years. First, the facts: The.

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Georgia Electric-Car Fee Cut From $200 To $75 By Proposed Bill

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For a couple of years, Georgia offered an example to the rest of the nation on how a seemingly unlikely state could boost electric-car sales. incentives tax credit Georgia plug-in cars state lawsThen it all came crashing down. Last spring, opponents of the state's generous $5,000 income-tax credit for purchase of a zero-emission vehicle killed off the incentive, in effect since 1998. DON'T MISS.

Tesla Model S P85D Torque, Georgia Electric-Car Tax Credit, Chevy CrossVolt: Today's Car News

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Today we learn just how much torque the Tesla Model S P85D electric car produces, survey the ongoing fight over Georgia''s electric-car tax credit, and consider what the renewal of the CrossVolt trademark means for Chevy''s future electric-car lineup.

Fight To Watch: Georgia Plans To Alter Electric-Car Tax Credit

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That''s due to a $5,000 Georgia state tax credit for the purchase of a battery-electric vehicle, which can be used to cut state income-tax liability over one, two, or three years. Over the last two years, the metropolitan Atlanta area has become one of the single best sales regions for the Nissan Leaf electric car.

Georgia Electric-Car Fee, Diesel Trucks, Oil Prices: Today's Car News

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Today, a proposed bill could cut Georgia's electric-car fee, an advocate makes the case for diesel pickup trucks, and a huge trader believes oil prices will remain low for a decade. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Model X electric crossover will go on sale in China before Europe. Despite the Volkswagen scandal, diesels are still. Today in Car News

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Insult To Injury? GA Kills Electric-Car Incentive, Adds Last-Minute Luxury-Car Tax Break

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As feared by advocates, last week Georgia passed a highway-funding bill that killed its $5,000 income-tax credit for purchase of a battery-electric vehicles. Green Georgia Manufacturing Politics incentives plug-in cars state laws tax credit It hasn''t been a particularly good year so far for electric-car purchase incentives. Illinois suspended its own rebates to close a gaping budgetary hole, and Texas may do the same. DON''T.

Will Georgia's $5,000 Electric-Car Tax Credit Be Axed In 2015?

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Early this year, we wrote about efforts in the Georgia state legislature to kill the state''s $5,000 income-tax credit for purchasing a battery-electric vehicle. Among the most generous state incentives in the nation, Georgia''s credit has put the metropolitan Atlanta area among the top areas where electric cars are sold and widely used.

Georgia Tech team furthers four-stroke-cycle active-membrane piston reactor for enhanced SMR for H2 production

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Fedorov, a professor in Georgia Tech’s George W. Steam methane reforming is currently the primary pathway for hydrogen production worldwide.

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Tesla 'Best Overall' Vehicle, 2016 Toyota Mirai Factory, Georgia Electric-Car Tax Credit Threat: Today's Car News

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Today, the Tesla Model S once again nabs Consumer Reports'' "Best Overall" vehicle honor, the 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car gets built in small batches in Japan, and a bill to kill Georgia''s electric-car tax credit rises from the dead.

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Georgia Tax Credit, Chrysler Start-Stop, Electric Car Price Guide: Today In Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Georgia''s $5,000 electric-car tax credit is threatened, Chrysler fits start-stop to certain 2015 models, and our updated electric-car price guide. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve got pricing and specs for every 2014 and 2015 plug-in car in our electric car price guide. Ohio thumbs its nose at energy

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IL Suspends Clean-Car Rebates; GA Tax Credit In Trouble Too; Texas Next?

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But they don''t last forever, as buyers in Illinois and Georgia are learning; the Ilinois program has been suspended, and Georgia seems likely to kill off its program as well. Green Georgia Illinois Texas incentives plug-in cars rebates state laws tax credit State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles.

U Georgia team discovers tungsten in novel bacterial enzyme; potential for cellulosic biofuels

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A team at the University of Georgia, Athens led by Distinguished Research Professor Michael Adams has discovered tungsten in what appears to be a novel enzyme in the biomass-degrading thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii. Tungsten is exceptionally rare in biological systems. The researchers hypothesized that this new tungstoenzyme plays a key role in C. bescii ’s primary metabolism, and its ability to convert plant biomass to simple fermentable sugars.

Will Georgia Kill Its $5,000 Tax Credit For Electric-Car Purchases?

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For Georgia electric-car owners, things aren''t looking too peachy this week. Legislation proposed by Representative Chuck Martin last Thursday night would end the $5,000 electric-vehicle tax credit by April 1, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The credit--among the highest offered by any state--applies to new electric-car purchases or

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

Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Five More States By This June

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Green Georgia Texas Washington State plug-in cars sales When the Kia Soul EV electric car debuted just over a year ago, Kia planned a fairly cautious roll out. The electric tall wagon would launch in California, and sales would expand to other states at an undetermined future point. Then reality struck. It turned out that buyers really liked the idea of an all-electric tall wagon with 93 miles of.

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Georgia Tech team develops simple, low-cost process for oxide nanowires; superior separators for Li-ion batteries

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Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials under ambient conditions without the use of catalysts or any external stimuli. In addition to those already named, the research included Alexandre Magaskinski of Georgia Tech and Gene Berdichevsky of Sila Nanotechnologies.

Georgia Tech life-cycle study finds TCO of medium-duty electric and diesel delivery trucks similar; electric life-cycle energy use and GHG lower than diesel

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Life-cycle energy use and GHG emissions normalized with NYCC diesel case (8.06 MJ/t·km and 0.63 kgCO 2 e/t·km) at 100%. Numbers in red are net total including recycling effect. Credit: ACS, Lee et al. Click to enlarge.

Georgia Tech study finds MD electric urban delivery trucks have cost advantages over diesel in some conditions; relative benefits depend on numerous factors

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Researchers at Georgia Tech have compared medium-duty (MD) electric and diesel urban delivery trucks in terms of life-cycle energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Georgia Tech launches manufacturing institute

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The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has launched an interdisciplinary research institute to promote a technologically advanced and globally competitive manufacturing base in the United States. Under this new initiative, the Manufacturing Research Center has been renamed the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute and has expanded to engage researchers from all of Georgia Tech’s colleges, the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI²) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Honda begins production of new 10-speed transmission in Georgia; nearly $150M investment

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Honda launched global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia. Honda also announced that it has invested nearly $150 million in two US manufacturing plants for production of the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Univ. of Georgia researchers develop new higher-yielding yeast strain for improved economics of pine-to-ethanol processes

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Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed an industrial strain of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae which produces ethanol much more rapidly than its parent in fermentations of pretreated pine. The final strain produced ethanol at more than 90% of the maximum theoretical yield after 120 hours of fermentation.

GE to purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids; companies collaborate with Georgia Tech to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle adoption and research

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The two companies will also work with researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology to study GE employee driving and charging habits, with the goal of improving all-electric driving and charging performance. Ford Motor Company announced a collaboration with GE, in which GE will purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet—Ford’s largest-ever plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale.

11 states assessing fees on EV owners in lieu of traditional fuel taxes

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Georgia has the highest annual fee of the states that have currently enacted fees for electric vehicles. Commercial and noncommercial plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) have different fees in Georgia.

Are 100-mile BMW, Nissan, VW electric cars already a lost cause?

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Sure, it's an aging model now in its sixth year with a polarizing design; it lost a huge swath of buyers in Georgia when that state canceled its electric-car tax credit; and gas is cheap. The continuing tepid sales of the Nissan Leaf electric car, despite a range upgrade to 107 miles, remains one of the puzzles in the plug-in car market.

Georgia Tech study finds link between sulfate, metallic particles from vehicles and adverse health impacts

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Now, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have shown how these vehicle-emitted metals—such as copper, iron and manganese—interact with acidic sulfate-rich particles already in the air to produce an aerosol that, when inhaled, is more likely to cause oxidative stress and impact respiratory health. —Athanasios Nenes, a professor and Georgia Power Scholar in the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.

Ford MyEnergi Lifestyle collaboration to demonstrate integration of home appliance technology, plug-in vehicle and renewable energy source; Georgia Tech model predicts 60% cut in home energy costs

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Ford and its business associates worked with researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology to create a computer model that calculates the electricity usage of a typical single family in their home for one year and the associated savings with moving to an energy-efficient lifestyle.

Vanderbilt, Nissan and Georgia Tech partner on new low PGM electrospun nanofiber catalysts for improved automotive fuel cells

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Vanderbilt University, Nissan North America and Georgia Institute of Technology are collaborating to test a new technique to electospin low-platinum-metal-group (low PGM) electrocatalysts with a proton-conducting binder to improve durability and performance of fuel cell electrodes.

Georgia Tech ultra-thin hollow nanocages could significantly reduce platinum use in fuel cell electrodes

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A team led by researchers at Georgia Tech has developed a new fabrication technique to produce platinum-based hollow nanocages with ultra-thin walls that could significantly reduce the amount of the costly metal needed to provide catalytic activity.

New Georgia Tech MPPI technique controls autonomous vehicles at edge of handling limits

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Researchers from Georgia Tech’s Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering (AE) and the School of Interactive Computing (IC) have developed a new control technique for autonomous vehicles that can help keep a driverless vehicle under control as it maneuvers at the edge of its handling limits. The work, tested at the Georgia Tech Autonomous Racing Facility, is sponsored by the US Army Research Office.

2016 Chevy Spark Video, 2016 Lexus RX Hybrid, GA Kills Electric-Car Incentive: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the 2016 Chevrolet Spark and 2016 Lexus RX 450h from the 2015 New York Auto Show, and news that Georgia will kill its electric-car tax incentive. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Georgetown, Texas, wants to convert to 100-percent renewable energy, and not because of climate change. Check out the redesigned 2016 Smart Fortwo. Today in Car News

Atlanta's Success In Electric-Car Sales Highlights Incentives Role

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Georgia offers buyers of new electric cars a tax credit of up to $5,000--among the highest offered by any state--which is on top of the $7,500 income-tax credit offered by the Federal While West Coast cities have a reputation for electric-car friendliness, there''s also an Eastern success story--one in which purchase incentives play a major role.

Kia Soul EV Sales Expand Again, To Four Northeast States

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

Ford turns its attentions to: school buses?

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Ford Motor Company has teamed with the Georgia Institute of Technology on the US’s first conversion of a traditional school bus into a hydraulic hybrid [.]. Biofuels Ford Green cars Latest news biofuel school buses Ford College Community Grant Georgia Institute of Technology hybrid school buses school busesIt doesn’t seem like a natural fit, does it? One of the largest car manufacturers in the world is working on school buses – but that’s exactly what has happened.

Faraday Future Chooses Nevada For Electric-Car Plant

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Last month, Faraday Future announced that it was considering sites in California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada for a $1 billion electric-car plant. Now, it appears Nevada is the preferred location for the plant, which will build the electric car Faraday plans to launch in 2017. Faraday--which is backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting--could. Las Vegas Manufacturing plug-in cars nevada Faraday Future

2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

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During a recent test drive that brought together Best Car To Buy 2014 finalists, every High Gear Media editor got a chance to drive a variety of vehicles through the scenic rolling hills of Georgia The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we''ve had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel.

Georgia Tech study projects potential mixed impacts of climate change policies on air quality

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Results of a study by a team from Georgia Tech and their colleagues at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management show that national CO 2 emissions reductions strategies will play an important role in impacting air quality over the US.

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ExxonMobil & Georgia Tech CMS membrane brings advantages of reverse osmosis separations to hydrocarbon mixtures; potential significant cuts in chemical manufacturing energy use & emissions

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Scientists from ExxonMobil and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed new free-standing carbon molecular sieve (CMS) membrane technology that could significantly reduce the amount of energy and emissions associated with manufacturing plastics. The ExxonMobil and Georgia Tech team first developed a new carbon-based membrane that can separate molecules as small as a nanometer.

Georgia Electric-Car Incentive, Diesel Dominance, 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Georgia advocates fight to keep the state''s electric-car tax benefit, a diesel advocate says the fuel will remain dominant in trucking for decades, and the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost adds grille shutters to cut wind drag. Georgia advocates ask the state legislature to keep an