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. The 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. sales incentives Georgia plug-in cars state laws transportation policy

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. 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. incentives tax credit Georgia plug-in cars state laws

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.

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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.

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

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State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles. 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

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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 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

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.

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

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Eleven states currently assess fees on electric vehicle owners in lieu of traditional fuel taxes, according to the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Commercial and noncommercial plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) have different fees in Georgia.

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

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.

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.

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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

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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).

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

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. The CT1 and CT2 scenarios, applied economy-wide and in nominal dollars, are intended to represent an upper and lower end of carbon tax options.

$2,500 Tax Rebate For Electric Vehicles In Tennessee

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Joining the rebates already available in states like California, Georgia and Oregon, Tennessee has now announced it will offer a $2,500 tax rebate to the first 1,000 EV buyers in the state. The annoucement will be great news for residents with deposits down for the 2011 Nissan Leaf, Tennessee being one of the first states in which Nissan's

EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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Several states offer tax incentives to reduce the upfront cost of PEVs to consumers. These incentives are in addition to a federal (nationwide) tax credit, which ranges from $2,500 to $7,500 depending on battery capacity and gross vehicle weight. sales and use tax.

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

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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. As a result of aggressive pricing and the availability of the $7,500 federal tax credit whose benefit is immediately included, Nissan will be able to offer a monthly lease payment beginning at $349, not including state or local incentives, which could further reduce the net cost of the Nissan LEAF.

ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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California, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington—have electric vehicle sales shares that are approximately 2–4 times the national average. While the federal tax credit of $7,500 per vehicle may be thought to be the major factor in consumer decision making in the U.S.,

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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.

Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Georgia Power. Southern Company: Georgia Power. It will also list current tax credits and incentives applicable to EV charging. Southern Company: Georgia Power. Southern Company and its electric-generating traditional operating companies—Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power—have been and will continue to be leaders in the advancement and promotion of the electric transportation market.

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Wheego delivers its first highway-speed electric car

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It qualifies for a $7,500 Federal tax credit, as well as many state incentives such as tax credits (up to $5,000 in Georgia) and HOV lane access. Wheego Electric Cars delivered the first Wheego LiFe, a two-seat subcompact highway-speed 100% electric compact car.

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

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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.

Low-emission model 2012 Chevrolet Volt eligible for California’s carpool lanes, $1,500 state rebate

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This incentive is in addition to a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Volts registered in Georgia, New York and Florida also are eligible for single occupancy access to carpool lanes. A low emission model of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car for California ( earlier post ) will qualify for a $1,500 state rebate and be allowed to drive with a single occupant in the state’s carpool lanes.

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

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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. Nissan North America, Inc.

Ryder’s natural gas fleet surpasses 20 million miles

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The fleet consists of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas tractors serving more than 40 customer operations in California, New York, Texas, Arizona, Michigan, Utah, Georgia, and Louisiana. Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, reports that its fleet of over 500 natural gas vehicles has surpassed 20 million miles (32 million km).