Oregon To Test Nation's First Per-Mile Road Fee In Lieu Of Gas Taxes

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That''s because road maintenance is heavily reliant on revenue from gas taxes, and that revenue is shrinking as cars use less fuel--and those that run on grid electricity use none. Green Gas Tax Infrastructure Oregon plug-in cars state laws taxes As cars get more efficient, their owners spend less money on fuel. That''s good for their wallets and for the environment, but not so good for the nation''s infrastructure.

Audi Electric SUV, Tesla Supercharger Growth, Oregon Per-Mile Road Fee: Today's Car News

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Today, we''ve got confirmation that Audi will build an all-electric SUV, a look at how quickly the Tesla Supercharger network has grown over the past year, and Oregon''s concept for a per-mile road fee that could replace the gas tax. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Nissan Sway concept sets the look for future small cars, but could it. Today in Car News

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Washington State To Give Electric Cars Tax Breaks, Carpool-Lane Access?

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Several states have tried to boost electric-car adoption with cash incentives, tax breaks, and perks like carpool-lane access. The West Coast states of California and Oregon are two of the most enthusiastic proponents of incentives, and they may soon be joined by their neighbor to the north. RELATED: Washington State Follows CA, Imposes Low-Carbon

Oregon, Too, Wants To Tax Electric Cars (And 55-MPG-Plus Cars Too)

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Electric car-friendly Oregon may join the growing list of states imposing a dedicated tax on electric vehicles. Like other states looking to tax electric and fuel efficient cars, Oregon is pre-empting a rise in the number of electric vehicles on the roads and a subsequent fall in revenue from gas tax.

Washington State Loves Electric Cars, But Gets Very Few: Here's Why

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Electric cars get a sales-tax exemption in Washington, and access to charging infrastructure that's fed mostly. California plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle transportation policy Washington State compliance car OregonWhen it comes to states friendly to electric cars, Washington is pretty close to the top. It has one of the highest percentages of registered plug-in electric cars in the country, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Chevrolet Spark EV priced below $25,000 with tax incentives; Oregon and Canada added to markets

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV ( earlier post ), introduced today ahead of the Los Angeles International Auto Show, will be priced under $25,000 with tax incentives. In addition to previously announced markets including California and South Korea, Spark EV will also go on sale in participating dealerships throughout Oregon, Canada and other global markets.

Rechargeable Zinc-Air Battery Company Approved to Receive $6.8M in Loans and Tax Credits from the State of Oregon and City of Portland

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ReVolt Technology, LLC, a company that is developing rechargeable zinc-air batteries ( earlier post ), has been approved to receive a package of loans and tax credits from Oregon and Portland authorities totaling approximately $6.8 million, including support from the Oregon Department of Energy’s Small Scale Energy Loan Program (SELP), which is intended to promote energy conservation and renewable energy resource development.

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Polk County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office running 10 patrol cars on propane

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The Polk County, Oregon, Sheriff’s Office is running 10 patrol cars converted to propane autogas, including seven Ford Crown Vics, two Chevy Tahoes and one Ford F-350 pickup truck; the office expects to save more than $20,000 every year by using the alternative fuel. Not only is there a 50-cent-per-gallon federal tax credit for operating on alternative fuels like propane autogas, filling up with autogas also costs substantially less than gasoline.

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Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. At a press event on Monday, Oregon’s governor, Ted Kulongoski, was talking up Nissan’s previously announced partnership with the state. electric car race with i MiEV in Oregon?

$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

8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. Maryland expanded a tax credit for vehicle purchase and leasing and converted a tax credit for charging equipment to a rebate. Representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and to support the market for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) joined California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D.

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.

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. At launch, the Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be available in the following 14 states: California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia. Toyota Motor Sales, Inc.

Economic study questions cost-effectiveness of current biofuels and their ability to cut fossil fuel use; gas tax and energy efficiency improvements found more effective

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A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of current biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions.

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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.

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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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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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They are expecting this car to sell for $25K-$33K before tax incentives. The federal tax credit is $7,500, and here in California, we’ll probably get another $5,000 off state taxes. Several other states are considering additional tax credits : Texas, Florida, Oregon and Washington, to name a few. Stay tuned… Tags: EV Economics Inside Track Production News Niss Nissan EV tax incentives

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

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In addition to California, the ZEV states are Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. Oregon: $1.3 Federal and state leaders should support key policies to spur sales of BEVs, PHEVs and FCVs, including: Extend and increase federal, state and local rebates and tax credits designed to support ZEV deployment and make ZEVs accessible to people of all income levels.

Mitsubishi to debut eight xEVs in next five years: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs

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In the United States, Mitsubishi will begin to roll out a larger variant of the MiEV, carrying a MiEV-i moniker, as a 2012 model in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawai’i this November. The vehicle is expected to carry a MSRP of $29,995 before taxes and incentives.

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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It will also list current tax credits and incentives applicable to EV charging. University of Oregon.

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. Oregon has a Chief EV Officer to promote EV use. Illinois provides a $4,000 state tax incentive for purchases and reduced registration fees. area, Maryland offers a $1,000 EV tax credit.

Honda to lease 2017 Clarity Electric for $269 a month, 36 months

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Honda announced an introductory lease price of $269 a month for 36 months (plus tax) for the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan ( earlier post ), which is coming to select dealerships in California and Oregon August 2017. The lease, which has a federal tax credit built in, requires $1,730 down, plus the first month’s lease payment at signing (not including tax, registration or official fees).

Chevrolet cuts price on Spark EV; with incentives and “bonus cash”, as low as $14,995

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Depending on an individual’s tax situation, the Spark EV ( earlier post ) is eligible for federal tax credit up to $7,500. California and Maryland Spark EV owners may also qualify for a $2,500 California state rebate or $2,300 Maryland excise tax exemption.

Chevrolet delivers first Bolt EVs to SF Bay Area customers

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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. Bolt EVs are currently in transit to California and Oregon markets and are arriving this month. In the San Francisco Bay area, Chevrolet delivered the first three Bolt EVs to customers.

Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Navigant’s analysis indicates that only buyers in California and Oregon will purchase sufficient numbers of vehicles in order to meet the ZEV requirement in 2018 and 2019.

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GM selects AeroVironment EVSE-RS as official home charging station for 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

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Making its debut in California and Oregon late this year, the highly anticipated, all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV features an EPA estimated range of 238 miles per charge. With a starting MSRP of $37,495, before available tax incentives, the Bolt EV offers double the range of existing EVs in the same price range. General Motors Company has named AeroVironment, Inc.’s s EVSE-RS as the official charging station accessory for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Geothermal energy in US grew 5% in 2012; California the leader

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This represents the second highest increase in geothermal power capacity over a calendar year since the production tax credit (PTC) was extended to geothermal in 2005, and a 5% percent increase over 2011 year-end data. of renewable energy generation in the United States, with geothermal plants and small power units online in nine states including California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.

NREL publishes online collection of case studies in EV deployment

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The new Plug-in Electric Vehicle Deployment Case Studies section of the AFDC website offers ideas for industry leaders and public officials looking for answers on residential charger permitting procedures, tax incentives, regulatory mechanisms, technical guidelines, equipment inspection requirements and more. Among the case studies is a detailed account of the state of Oregon’s path to plugging in.

Chevrolet to begin selling Spark EV in Maryland

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The Spark EV is also sold in California and Oregon, where sales totaled 1,145 in 2014. Spark EV is priced as low as $17,845, after federal and Maryland tax credits, and it features a locally sourced electric motor and drive unit, manufactured at General Motors’ Baltimore Operations facility in White Marsh, Md. Chevrolet will start selling the Spark EV in Maryland this spring, the electric mini-car’s first entry into the East Coast market.

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

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The MSRP for the LEAF starts at $32,780; the full Federal tax credit of $7,500 brings that down to $25,280. The LEAF will roll out in December in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Tennessee. 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., Ltd., in his talk at the opening plenary of Plug-in 2010 in San Jose, California.

Gasoline Consumption in Northwest Rose in 2009

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Sightline Institute reports that drivers in the Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington used more gasoline last year, reversing a decade-long trend of declining personal gas consumption. Washington and Oregon saw per capita increases of less than 1%, which is a departure from the states’ nearly uninterrupted decline since 1999. The report notes that the increase occurred despite BC’s groundbreaking carbon tax, which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Chevrolet Spark EV to lease for as low as $199 per month; MSRP $27,945 pre-incentives

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Chevrolet announced a low-mileage lease on the new 2014 Spark EV 1LT ( earlier post ) for as low as $199 per month for 36 months, with $999 due at lease signing including security deposit (tax, title, license dealer fees extra), making the vehicle one of the most affordable EVs on the market.

Zinc-Air Battery Company ReVolt Applying for $30M in Recovery Act Funds; Targeting EV Applications

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ReVolt, based in Stäfa, Switzerland, has selected Portland, Oregon as the location for its US headquarters and manufacturing center. By locating in Oregon, the company will be eligible, and intends to apply for, Business Energy Tax Credits from the Oregon Department of Energy for battery research and production. Securing government grants and tax credits will allow ReVolt to significantly accelerate its operations in Portland and US expansion, the company says.

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Federal tax law doesn't let me get a rebate from the feds because the car isn't a fully qualified conversion; however, I applied to the State of Oregon to get the state rebate of $750. I ran out to Barnes and Noble today and picked up the March issue of Sports Car Market magazine. My 914 was featured on page 38 along with John Benson's 914 DC conversion! I hope Electro Auto doesn't get even more swamped by the publicity.

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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.

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).

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 MY14 B-Class Electric Drive. Click to enlarge.

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. Sonata Plug-in Hybrid buyers will be eligible for a $4,919 federal tax credit.

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