NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

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Critics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But state gas-tax revenue don't necessarily go toward funding infrastructure, or at least not all of it. Infrastructure Gas Tax transportation policy New Jersey

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NJ electric-car advocacy group launches as gas tax soars

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New Jersey was always the place for residents of neighboring states—Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania—to buy cheap gasoline. That era ended two days ago, when a political deal struck between its legislature and the governor raised the state gas tax by a whopping 23 cents a gallon. Today, a new coalition launched with the aim of. electric utilities plug-in cars state laws transportation policy New Jersey

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Because my father’s father was an illiterate Italian illegal immigrant who drove a truck in New York City his entire career, all undocumented workers are my family.

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US COVID-19 mitigation efforts resulting in significant decline in traffic, emissions and fuel-tax revenues

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A new report from the Road Ecology Center at the University of California, Davis has found that total US vehicle miles traveled (VMT) at the county and state level have declined by 61% to 90% following the various government stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BMW i3 REx Range-Extended Electric: No NJ Sales-Tax Exemption, Costing Owners Extra $3,000-Plus

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Electric cars enjoy many incentives, from tax credits and purchase rebates through carpool-lane access, to encourage buyers to give them a try. But the range-extended model of the BMW i3 electric car turns out not to qualify for a state exemption from New Jersey''s new-car sales tax--despite at least some assurances to BMW dealers and buyers by the

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NJ Per-Mile Tax Already Scrapped, Electric Car Fee Proposed Instead

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A New Jersey senator''s plan to drop gas tax and charge all vehicles a per-mile fee has already been scrapped, according to reports. The state is one of several exploring ways to account for electric cars not paying any gas tax to contribute

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How Much Does NJ Per-Mile Tax Bill Affect Plug-In Cars?

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have realized they can charge electric car owners a tax to make up for the fact they don''t pay any gas tax. Unfortunately, several states have also lumbered electric cars with an unfairly high tax--but is New Jersey''s proposed per-mile tax rate another of those punitive charges, or more It was always going to happen: Several states around the U.S.

Ford Focus Electric in California qualifies for $10K in tax credits, HOV access

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California buyers of the Ford Focus Electric will be able to receive up to $10,000 in tax credits ($2,500 state, $7,500 federal) and enjoy high-occupancy vehicle lane (HOV) access after the car was just approved for California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program ( CVRP ). California Focus Electric customers can now apply to receive a $2,500 tax rebate when the Focus Electric is purchased or leased for 36 months or longer.

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

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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. The CVRP program offers rebates to individuals, business owners, non-profit groups, and government entities that purchase or lease new eligible zero-emission or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.

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

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of new vehicle sales in 2014 so far, up from 0.6% Several states offer tax incentives to reduce the upfront cost of PEVs to consumers. sales and use tax. Georgia offers a zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) tax credit of 20% of the cost, up to $5,000.

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

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The Soul EV will be sold in eight New York dealerships, six New Jersey dealerships, three Maryland dealerships, and two Connecticut dealerships.

2015 110

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels. Businesses that buy zero-emission vehicles are also now eligible for a tax benefit estimated to be worth around $13,000 in the year they purchase the vehicles.

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Tesla introduces financing product for Model S customers; lease-sale hybrid

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Essentially, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a conference call describing the product, the new approach allows one to buy a new Model S for no money down net of the tax credit and as low as about $500 net out of pocket cost per month, depending upon the model, specific state incentives, and personal parameters (e.g., Elements of the new program include: US Bank and Wells Fargo have agreed to provide 10% down financing for purchase of a Model S (on approved credit.).

2013 74

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive priced at $41,450 for US; 85-mile range

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Customers may be eligible for federal tax credits (which run up to $7,500) or state/local tax credits. The new Mercedes-Benz EV features a Tesla drive system equipped with an electric motor generating 177 hp (132 kW) and a 28 kWh lithium-ion battery.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Atlanta, a “New Wave” EV market that has nabbed the Nº 3 spot due to a number of factors including congestion where LEAF performs well, state incentives and HOV and HOT access. Georgia has a tax credit worth up to $5,000 for zero-emissions vehicles. New York City.

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What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

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In June about 500 cars were placed in consumer and fleet hands in Los Angeles and New York and New Jersey for what BMW calls a " field trial." Pioneers’ inquiries about the applicability of the federal $7500 tax credit continue to be stonewalled.

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Toyota reduces pricing on 2014 Prius Plug-In in US

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Production of the 2014 model year Prius Plug-in begins in October with pricing taking effect when these models arrive in showrooms in November.The Prius Plug-in qualifies for a Federal Tax Credit of up to $2,500 in addition to the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) which offers a $1,500 rebate. Toyota has reduced the MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by more than $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding dealer preparation and handling, DPH).

2013 74

Lung Association report highlights health and climate costs of petroleum-based transportation and the benefits of shifting to ZEVs

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A new report produced by the American Lung Association concludes that over-reliance on petroleum-based fuels for transportation costs the 10 ZEV states in the US (California and nine other states that have adopted the California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program) an estimated $37 billion in health expenses and climate costs every year—with California costs alone hitting $15 billion. New York: $7.9 New Jersey: $4.6

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid coming to market with EPA-estimated 27-mile electric range; starts at $34,600

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The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is built at the Asan, South Korea plant and will be available in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.

2015 106

PGE and SunRun Create $100M Home Solar Financing Fund

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a provider of home solar financing, announced a $100-million tax equity project financing agreement to fund SunRun’s installation of more than 3,500 new home solar installations across the nation. The solar systems funded under the agreement are expected to be installed in 2010 and 2011 in at least five states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

Forecast: US biodiesel production to surpass RFS target for second straight year

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This growth is driven in large part by a $1-per-gallon production tax credit extended through the end of 2013 by the US Congress. In September, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg signed a law that requires all city diesel vehicles to use a fuel blend of 5% biodiesel (B5) by 2014, and of 20% (B20) by 2016 during the warm weather months. In addition, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been operating on B20 since 2000.

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Berkeley Lab report finds installed cost of solar PV systems in the US dropped sharply in 2010

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In the California Solar Initiative Program, average installed costs dropped by $1.00/W between 2009 and the first ten months of 2010, and in New Jersey, costs dropped by $1.20/W between 2009 and the first six months of 2010.

2010 97

Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Although the powertrains remain the same, the new Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid feature a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, safety, suspension and new and improved infotainment and connectivity features. Users can do that with the new app based on time and date.

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US indicts 7 individuals and 3 companies in alleged $100M biodiesel RINs fraud in Indiana

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The 88 counts included in the three charging documents include allegations of conspiracy, wire fraud, false tax claims, false statements under the Clean Air Act, obstruction of justice, money laundering, and securities fraud. A dollar-per-gallon tax credit was available only to the first person to blend the pure biodiesel (known as B100) with petroleum diesel. US Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett, along with Robert G.

Ford begins roll-out of Focus Electric; electrifying the platform efficiently

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Ford has begun the consumer roll-out of the Focus Electric, the battery-electric version of its new Focus; production of the vehicles began in December 2011 at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant. A federal income tax credit of $7,500 is available, as well as different state credits or rebates.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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The nonprofit CalCars does conversions to demonstrate new designs and provide a platform for different batteries; we dont sell conversions. A new trend is conversion of internal combustion engine vehicles.


Chevrolet Volt MSRP Starts at $41,000, $33,500 Net of Full Federal Credit; 3-year Lease Program with Option to Buy

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GM will introduce the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $41,000; after applying the Federal income tax credit of $7,500, the price drops to $33,500. More than 600 Chevrolet dealers in the seven launch markets—California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and Washington DC— will begin taking orders.

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First Drive: 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV and HEV

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Hyundai will initially offer the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid in the ZEV states—California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—in 2015. The new system features increased regenerative energy capture (+11.3%).

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California ARB mods to ZEV regulations for IVMs would result in ~1.9% drop in total ZEV/TZEV units 2018-2025; no impact on air quality requirements

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The ZEV Regulation has been amended multiple times since its inception (most recently in January 2012 and October 2013) to reflect the pace of ZEV development, the emergence of new ZEV and near-ZEV technologies, and the need to provide clarifying language in an increasingly complex regulatory system.

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The project will result in expanded availability of alternative fuels with 17 new CNG and E85 fueling stations and 63 electric vehicle charging stations. New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition’s New Jersey Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks, Shuttle Buses and Infrastructure. The project will deploy 277 heavy-duty natural gas garbage trucks and shuttle buses and four new CNG fueling stations throughout Newark, Camden, Trenton, Atlantic City, and Egg Harbor Township.

2009 81

Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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The Cantwell-Collins plan is almost exactly what Mr. Obama proposed in the campaign and after first taking office–a 100 percent auction of permits and a large tax rebate to the public. Power plants would face an overall cap on emissions that would become more stringent over time; motor fuel may be subject to a carbon tax whose proceeds could help electrify the U.S. Developing New Technologies. Easier Treatment of New Entrants. Perspective by Brian J.

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