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

Green Car Reports

State tax credits and purchase rebates have proven effective in kickstarting the early market for plug-in electric cars and other green vehicles. Green Georgia Illinois Texas incentives plug-in cars rebates state laws tax credit 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. Then there''s Texas, where a.

Lease A Green Vehicle, Get Rebate Yourself--In CO, Anyway

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A bill signed in Colorado will now allow lessees to claim any tax credits for hybrid cars and electric vehicles, rather than the lessor. Previously, the state had allowed banks or finance companies to choose whether claim the credits themselves on lease vehicles, or to pass the credits on to the lessee. Predictably, this resulted in plenty of

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Tax Credit For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Expires As Congress Adjourns

Green Car Reports

Tax incentives have proven to be an important way to encourage adoption of new green vehicles, offsetting some of the typically-higher purchase costs compared to conventional costs. Yet just as Toyota prepares to launch its 2016 Mirai fuel-cell car, a tax credit for hydrogen vehicles has expired due to inaction by Congress.

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Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Tax Credit Expires This Month: Will It Be Renewed?

Green Car Reports

Financial and other incentives are widely viewed as a good way to kickstart the adoption of new green vehicles, largely to compensate for their higher prices against conventional gasoline cars. But just as Toyota is building up to next fall''s launch of its 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in the U.S. market, a key tax incentive will expire at

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California Green-Car Tax Cut, Nissan Leaf Reliability, Gen Z Car Buyers: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, read about the California bill that would cut the state sales tax for the newest green vehicles, how a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car has fared after four years on the road, and why the next generation of car buyers may place particular emphasis on fuel efficiency. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Call for new government to ‘clarify’ green vehicle strategies

Green Cars News

A leading fleet organisation is calling on the new Government to establish talks about its plans for future motoring taxes and incentives for low and zero emission vehicles. The Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) is keen to maintain and establish talks with Whitehall departments to ensure that plans for motoring taxes make sense and [.].

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Michigan Adds Another $220M in Tax Incentives for Advanced Battery Companies

Green Car Congress

Granholm signed legislation that increases tax incentives for companies that develop and manufacture advanced batteries. The new law adds an additional $220 million in refundable tax credits for companies involved in the development and application of advanced-battery research, engineering, and manufacturing. This expands the $335 million in tax credits that Governor Granholm signed in January, which were the first in the nation, bringing total incentives available to $555 million.

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Two case studies outline how Houston and Loveland are saving money with EVs in their fleets

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The Electrification Coalition released two case studies outlining how two cities— Houston, Texas and Loveland, Colorado —are saving money by using electric vehicles (EVs) in their vehicle fleets. City officials in Houston estimate that the city’s 27 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles will save the city $110,000 annually compared to internal combustion engine vehicles. The vehicles are currently being reserved at a 47% utilization rate.

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UK to invest $841M from 2015-2020 to boost ultra low emission vehicle industry

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The UK government announced plans to invest £500 million (US$841 million) between 2015 and 2020 to boost the ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) industry and help drivers both afford and feel confident using electric cars. The production of ultra low emissions vehicles is a major part of growth both now and for the future. Winning cities could, for example, incentivize drivers of green cars by letting them use bus lanes or allowing them to park for free.

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Deloitte study concludes mass adoption of EVs in Europe is some distance away

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A new study by Deloitte, the business advisory firm, concludes that despite rising fuel prices, the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe is still some distance away. According to the survey of 4,760 European consumers, 16% see themselves as potential first movers to buy or lease an electric vehicle, while 53% say they might be willing to consider it, and 31% say they are not likely to consider purchasing or leasing an EV.

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Survey Finds US Hybrids and Diesels Beat Gasoline Models on Full Cost of Ownership

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An IntelliChoice.com survey finds that most 2009 US hybrid and clean diesel cars, trucks and SUVs deliver a lower total cost of ownership compared to gasoline versions of the same (or comparable) vehicles. Of the 51 hybrid and clean diesel models now on the market, 35 of them deliver a cost-of-ownership that is somewhat or significantly lower than gasoline versions of the same vehicle. Greenvehicles hold their value better than traditional cars, trucks and SUVs.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV minivan EPA-rated at 84 MPGe in electric-only mode; role of eFlite dual-motor/one-way clutch strategy

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As examples of SUV/MPV-style electric vehicle fuel efficiency, the 2016 Tesla Model X AWD - 75D is EPA-rated at 93 MPGe combined city/highway; the Model X AWD - P90D is EPA-rated at 89 MPGe; and the 2016 BYD e6 compact MPV is EPA-rated at 72 MPGe. FCA US had estimated the vehicle would achieve 80 MPGe, which represents the distance a vehicle can travel using a quantity of fuel with the same energy content as a gallon of gasoline.

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J.D. Power sees hybrid and EV share below 10% of US market through 2016 despite rising fuel prices

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Growth of alternative powertrain vehicles sales will be limited by consumer concerns about costs as well as functionality, according to the newly-released J.D. Power and Associates 2011 US Green Automotive Study. With a rapid increase in the number of alternative powertrain vehicle models projected for the next several years, automakers will be fighting over the relatively few consumers who are willing to pay to “drive green”, according to the report.

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BCG study finds conventional automotive technologies have high CO2 reduction potential at lower cost; stiff competition for electric cars

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Advanced combustion technologies alone could reduce CO 2 tailpipe emissions by 40% from current average levels for new-vehicle fleets of 250 to 270 grams per kilometer (g/km) in the United States, 150 to 170 g/km in Europe, 130 to 140 g/km in Japan, and 200 to 215g/km in China, according to the analysis. ICE-propelled vehicles. Alternative fuels could also play a role in emission reduction for ICE-propelled vehicles, BCG notes.

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J.D. Power forecasts hybrid- and battery-electric vehicles will represent 7.3% of global auto sales in 2020

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Power forecast of hybrid-, plug-in hybrid- and battery-electric vehicle global sales through 2020. Power and Associates estimates combined global sales of hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) will total 5.2 million passenger vehicles forecasted to be sold worldwide by that year. Global HEV, PHEV and BEV sales in 2010 are forecasted to total 954,500 vehicles, or 2.2%

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Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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It also requires drivers to stop and restart the vehicle before its gas engine can engage, which can cause safety issues and erase emissions data recorded for smog checks. The software upgrade also allows PICC-converted cars to operate in an enhanced hybrid mode at various speeds, with the vehicle heavily favoring the electric motor versus the gasoline engine in different modes, Ewert said. Poway, California-based Plug In Conversions Corp.

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Automotive Market Research Perspectives on Selling Green in a Try-to-Survive Market

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In a panel session entitled “Does Green Matter in a Try-to-Survive Market?” ” at the ATX-Consulting4Drive Executive Business Theater at the SAE 2009 World Congress, executives from two global automotive market research groups—Alexander Edwards, President of Strategic Vision ’s Automotive Division and Scott Miller, CEO, Synovate Motoresearch —shared their data and resultant views on green consumers and green autos. Truly Green Consumers.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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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? Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? Review of Forestry Carbon Standards 2008 Ford Partners to Commercialize Electric Vehicles A New "Green" Deal.Direction for the economic re. The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa.

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