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 HUT is calculated based on a vehicle’s weight and the number of miles driven in the state. Revenue from the tax is directed to the Special Transportation Fund (STF).

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Electric company car tax explained

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The UK government slashed electric company car tax, instantly making EVs much more attractive for businesses and employees. Here we take a look at what company car tax is, what’s changed, and how it compares between different types of cars. What is company car tax?

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Lucid Motors unveils Lucid Air luxury electric sedan

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Lucid Motors unveiled the Lucid Air battery-electric luxury sedan, which will start at less than US$80,000. With up to 1,080 horsepower available in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive architecture, the Lucid Air is able to achieve quarter-mile times as quick as 9.9

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Fixing the Federal EV Tax Credit Flaws: Redesigning the Vehicle Credit Formula

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The Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicles (IRC 30D) tax credit – commonly referred to as the “Federal EV tax credit” has a number of flaws, but one of the biggest is the poorly-designed formula that determines the amount of the tax credit available for each BEV and PHEV sold in the US.

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). We look forward to sharing even more details at the Geneva Motor Show 2020—including our fully-engineered platform and more technical specifications.

Lordstown Motors cuts 2021 production estimate for electric pickup to at best 50% of prior expectations

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The Endurance, with a starting price of $52,500, features four in-wheel hub motors and a 109 kWh battery pack for an expected range of more than 250 miles (EPA cycle). —Steve Burns, Lordstown Motors’ Chairman and CEO.

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Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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The Rivian vehicles feature up to 400+ miles in electric range, a wading depth of 1 meter, lockable storage bins that can fit the bulkiest of gear, and the performance and precise control of quad-motor AWD. Rivian’s vehicles also feature a quad-motor system that delivers 147 kW with precise torque control to each wheel, enabling active torque vectoring and maximum performance in every situation, from high-speed cornering to low-speed rock crawling.

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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 SunSentinel.com. 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.

Congressionally-created Commission Recommends Mileage Tax Instead of Fuel Tax for Transportation Infrastructure Financing

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A bi-partisan Congressionally-created commission has recommended a shift from motor fuel taxes to direct fees charged to transportation infrastructure users—i.e., From 1980 to 2006, the total number of miles traveled (VMT) by automobiles increased 97%; truck VMT increased 106%. Over the same period, the total number of highway lane miles grew a scant 4.4%. Such a move to a mileage tax does not currently have the support of the White House.

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 SunSentinel.com. 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.

Netherlands set to impose pay per mile

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The Dutch government is set to be the first in Europe to replace annual road tax with a pay per mile system for motorists. The polluter pays approach to motoring taxation could help provide an incentive to drivers to cover fewer miles while ensuring a fairer reflection on car use. The tax would be dependant on the installation of a GPS monitoring system and could prove a test case for other European countries to follow suit.

Prius Plug-In eligibile for a $1,500 California consumer incentive plus $2,500 Federal tax credit

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Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. Designed to promote the use of Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) and related clean vehicle technologies, the CVRP is a consumer incentive made available in addition to a $2,500 Federal Tax credit. While in EV Mode, the Prius Plug-in is rated by the EPA to drive up to 11 miles. During EV Mode driving, the Prius Plug-in is rated at 95 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent).

Nissan to Warranty LEAF Battery for 8 Years, 100,000 Miles

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Nissan will warranty the battery pack in its LEAF EV for 8 years and 100,000 miles, according to Carlos Tavares, executive vice president and a member of the Board of Directors of Nissan Motor Co., The MSRP for the LEAF starts at $32,780; the full Federal tax credit of $7,500 brings that down to $25,280.

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First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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Although the EPA has not as of this writing released the final fuel economy numbers for the US A3 e-tron, Filip Brabec, Director, Product Management, Audi of America, said that the figures will be around 83 to 86 MPGe combined (depending on the equipment level), with 35 to 39 mpg gasoline only and 16-17 miles of EV range. The disc-shaped electric motor is integrated into the six-speed e-S tronic, which transfers the power to the front wheels. federal tax credit of $4,168).

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An iconic sedan gets electrified: the BMW 330e PHEV offers 22 e-miles

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The car’s e-range estimates won’t break any records, but the EPA says its 12 kilowatt-hour Lithium-Ion battery offers drivers 22 miles of pure electric range. Plug in at night, and you’ve got another 20 pure e-miles the next morning.

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BMW’s 2021 luxury sedan, the 745e PHEV, comes with 16 pure-electric miles

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They added an integrated electric motor to the 745’s 6-cylinder combustion engine a year ago, creating the 745e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid. This is understandable, as last year’s model was significantly updated with a more powerful engine and a bigger electric motor than its predecessor.

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

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Following the launch of the Soul EV ( earlier post ) late last year in California, along with sales beginning in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) is expanding availability of its fully charged urban runabout into four new states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland. The Soul EV also has an EPA estimated range rating of 93 miles with an MPGe of 92 miles highway and 120 miles city for a combined fuel economy of 105 miles.

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BMW Diesels Qualify for US IRS Advanced Lean Burn Technology Tax Credit

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Both BMW Advanced Diesel models with BluePerformance technology in the US have qualified for an Internal Revenue Service Advanced Lean Burn Technology Motor Tax Credit. Purchasers of the 335d sedan will qualify for up to a $900 tax credit while purchasers of the X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle will qualify for up to a $1,800 tax credit. Both models are capable of traveling nearly 600 miles on a single tank of fuel.

Nissan launches new Skyline in Japan; one-motor two-clutch hybrid system in every grade

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Nissan Motor Co., Nissan’s original one-motor two-clutch parallel hybrid “Intelligent Dual Clutch Control” system ( earlier post ) is adopted in every grade. The new Skyline achieves 20% improvement in fuel economy over 2015 standards and SU-LEV certification, emitting 75% fewer exhaust emissions than 2005 standards, thereby fully exempting it from the automobile acquisition tax and automobile weight tax in every grade. New Skyline. Click to enlarge.

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Electrification Coalition Roadmap Calls for 75% of Light-Duty Vehicle Miles Traveled in the US to Be Electric by 2040

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By 2040, the report proposes, 75% of the light-duty vehicle miles traveled in the US should be electric miles. order to reach the goal of 75 percent electric miles by 2040, the US light-duty vehicle market will need to have reached a tipping point by 2020. Modify plug-in electric drive vehicle tax credits by significantly increasing them for vehicles purchased and registered in Phase One ecosystems. Extend consumer tax credits for home charging equipment.

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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. The Outlander PHEV made its global debut at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year. miles); combined fuel efficiency of 67.0 The Outlander PHEV will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of ¥3,324,000–¥4,297,000 (US$38,972–$50,380), including consumption tax. Plug-in hybrid drive system.

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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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Exceeding its initial program targets, the plug-in 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid ( earlier post ) has earned an electric-mode fuel economy rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA testing established a total driving range rating of 566 miles (911 km), up from 530 (853 km), and set the electric-only range rating at 33 miles (53 km), up from 30 (48 km). US 9193252 B2: Two motor electric drive hybrid transmission.

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Belfer Center Study Concludes Reducing Car and Truck GHG Emissions Will Require Substantially Higher Fuel Prices; Income Tax Credits for Advanced Alt Fuel Vehicles Are Essentially Ineffective at Reducing Sector Emissions

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Direct transportation (fuel) taxes generate the greatest reductions in CO 2 emission from transportation, achieving CO 2 emissions at 86% of 2005 levels by about 2025. Strong income tax credits for the purchase of new diesel, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles are very expensive and essentially ineffective at reducing GHG emissions from transportation. Purchase tax credits are an expensive way to reduce oil consumption and GHG emissions from transportation.

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Mitsubishi Motors launching new MINICAB-MiEV commercial electric vehicle in Japan; choice of two battery packs

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will launch the new MINICAB-MiEV minicar-class commercial electric vehicle (EV)—the second product in its EV lineup—on 8 December 2011 at dealerships throughout Japan. Depending on specification the new model will carry a pre-incentive manufacturer’s recommended retail price (MSRP) of between ¥2,400,000 and ¥2,971,000 (US$31,131 to US$38,538) consumption tax included. kWh version takes this up to 150 km (93 miles).

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Battery-electric Mitsubishi i EPA-rated at 112 MPGe combined, 62 mile real-world range; solar-powered CHAdeMO-compliant charging station

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., EPA pegged the “real-world” driving range at 62 miles. EPA has rated the vehicle’s LA4 driving cycle range at 98 miles. miles and includes numerous brief stops along the route to mimic in-town driving and its accompanying start/stops for traffic signals. MMNA) said that its battery-electric Mitsubishi i has earned an EPA-rated 126 MPGe in city driving and 99 MPGe out on the highway (112 MPGe combined).

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Mazda to lease approx. 100 units of Demio EV (Mazda2) in Japan from October; coil-switching system in motor

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Mazda Motor Corporation will begin leasing the Demio EV in October 2012. The Demio EV features a 20 kWh, 346 V Li-ion battery pack and Mazda coil-switching electric motor with maximum output of 75 kW from 5,200 to 12,000 rpm and maximum torque of 150 N·m (111 lb-ft) from 0–2800 rpm. Driving range is up to 200 kilometers (124 miles) on the JC08 mode test cycle, as measured by Mazda. Motor. current synchronous electric motor employing a coil-switching system.

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Volvo C30 hits magic road tax free target

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DRIVe will soon be road tax free. DRIVe with Start/Stop falls below the 100 g/km carbon dioxide threshold and into VED Band A, making it exempt from road tax. mpg on the combined cycle and can cover up to 857 miles on a single tank. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, the new model will be available to order in the UK from October 2009. Tags: Volvo 99 c30 free road tax

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Electric Cars Must Pay Higher Taxes To Build Power Plants, Says Power-Plant Builder

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With the increase in coverage that electric cars are enjoying in both the motoring and the mainstream press, you might be forgiven for thinking that the future is bright for EV lovers worldwide. According to a recent article, a study reveals that a fuel tax of 10p a mile The U.K. newspaper The Telegraph might have you believe otherwise, though.

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV features upgraded powertrain, enlarged battery pack

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. liter inline-four cylinder engine and a higher-output rear electric motor. Starting MSRP remains the same as the 2020 model, just $36,295 before available state and federal tax incentives.

Mitsubishi Motors offering i-MiEV in two trim levels: more affordable and more capable

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will offer the i-MiEV electric vehicle in two trim levels in Japan. The G model goes on sale in the middle of August, carrying a price tag ranging from ¥2,600,000 to ¥3,800,000 (US$32,100–47,000) consumption tax inclusive. JC08-cycle range per charge is 120 km (75 miles). kWh battery as the original i-MiEV, G now realizes around a 20% increase in its single charge range on the J08-cycle, offering 180 km (112 miles).

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VW ID.4 AWD Pro to reach dealers in Q4 with starting MSRP of $43,675

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With two electric motors, max 295 horsepower and an estimated 0-60 mph time of 5.7 AWD combines the permanent magnet synchronous electric motor on the rear axle of the standard ID.4 Each motor connects to the wheels through a differential and a single-speed gearbox.

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric offers 37% more driving range, starts at $33,045

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The redesigned 2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric delivers 170 miles of range (an increase of 37% from the previous 124-mile range), technology and advanced standard safety features at a starting price of $33,045 for the SE model.

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Washington state legislature passes law establishing setting MY2030 target for 100% electric new LDV sales

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The 2030 goal will take effect once a road usage charge, or equivalent fee or tax based on vehicle miles traveled, is in effect in the state with at least 75% of the registered passenger and light duty vehicles in the state participating. The legislation defines “electric vehicles” as vehicles that use energy stored in rechargeable battery packs or in hydrogen and which rely solely on electric motors for propulsion.

Chevrolet delivers first Bolt EVs to SF Bay Area customers

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Named the Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year, the Bolt EV offers an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge, enabling owners to go beyond average daily driving needs with range to spare. The Bolt EV begins at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $37,495, which includes destination and freight charges, but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500.

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2021 Audi Q5, A7 and A8 TFSI e PHEVS now on sale in US

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The 2021 Audi Q5 TFSI e, updated with sharpened design and Audi’s latest MIB 3 infotainment technologies, is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine and electric motor that, when combined, produce a net 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft (500 N·m) of torque. tax incentive. 19 miles.

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EPA confirms 250-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 Pro and 1st Edition electric SUV

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electric SUV 1st Edition and Pro models officially have an EPA-estimated 250 miles of range on a single charge. Pro—offer an 82kWh (gross) battery and a rear-mounted AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor with 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque. The Volkswagen 2021 ID.4

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Washington governor vetoes legislation mandating all-electric new LDV sales by 2030

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The Clean Cars 2030 legislation would have set a goal for the state that all publicly owned and privately owned passenger and light duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later that are sold, purchased, or registered in Washington state be electric vehicles—once the road usage charge (or tax based on vehicle miles traveled or equivalent charge) was in effect in the state with at least 75% of registered LDVs participating.

Ford unveils F-150 Lightning electric pickup; starting at $39,974; arriving in 2022

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F-150 Lightning offers a standard-range battery targeting 230 miles of EPA-estimated range and an extended-range battery targeting 300 miles of EPA-estimated range. —Kumar Galhotra, Ford president, Americas and International Markets Group, Ford Motor Company.

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Volkswagen prices 2017 e-Golf starting at $30,495; longer range, better fuel economy, more power

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The revised battery helps increase the vehicle’s range from an EPA-estimated total range of 83 miles to 125 miles on a single charge. Fuel consumption for the 2017 model is 28 kWh/100 miles, compared to 29 kWh/100 miles for the 2016 model. Honda is leasing the Clarity for $269 (plus tax) per month. The 2018 LEAF, which will go on sale next year, drops its MSRP to $29,990, with an estimated enhanced range of 150 miles. Volkswagen of America Inc.

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Volvo pricing the XC90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV for the US starting at $68,100

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The US MSRP of Volvo Cars’ new XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid ( earlier post ) entry-level Momentum model is $68,100, not including any tax credit incentives or $995 destination charge. liter supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine and a rear axle electric motor. The MSRP of the sportier XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid R-Design is $70,000, not including any tax credit incentives or $995 destination charge.

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Stadler and SBCTA sign contract for first hydrogen-powered train in US; FLIRT H2

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The baseline FLIRT is an electric MU articulated trainset that can come in units of two to twelve cars with two to six motorized axles.

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Honda Clarity Electric in California and Oregon dealerships; $269/mo

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With an introductory lease price of $269 (plus tax) a month for 36 months, the lease terms include an allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance. The lease, which reflects a federal tax credit built in, requires $1,730 down plus the first month’s lease payment due at signing (not including tax, registration or official fees). The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan arrived at the beginning of August in select dealerships in California and Oregon.

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