Proposed Changes to the Federal EV Tax Credit Passed by the House of Representatives

EV Adoption

For electric vehicles, the BBBA includes multiple proposed changes to IRC 30D, more commonly knows as the federal EV tax credit. Perhaps the mostly likely is the requirement for EVs to be assembled in the US in a union factory to qualify for an additional $4,500 tax credit.

Road Test: 2021 Kia Niro PHEV EX Premium

Clean Fleet Report

The 2021 Kia Niro PHEV is one of three electrified Niro models to choose from, alongside a hybrid and a pure battery electric version. Clean Fleet Report drove the Niro PHEV EX Premium, and came away with a good feeling about this compact crossover that can deliver a 560-mile driving range.

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Audi introduces A7 Sportback 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV

Green Car Congress

Audi is systematically pursuing its electrification strategy and is now offering its large four-door A7 Sportback coupe as a powerful, efficient plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The A7 PHEV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 As a company car, the plug-in hybrid model is subject to a lower tax rate in Germany because its electric range in the WLTP cycle is more than 40 kilometers (24.9 Convenient recharging is also possible on the road. The A7 PHEV starts by default in EV mode.

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3 Scenarios That Would Make An EV Ineligible For the Federal EV Tax Credit

EV Adoption

In my previous article, Proposed Changes to the Federal EV Tax Credit Passed by the House of Representatives , I outlined and analyzed 13 proposed changes to IRC 30D (federal EV tax credit). kWh) Hyundai IONIQ PHEV (8.9 kWh) Kia Niro PHEV (8.9

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

EV Adoption

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.

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

Current EV

If you’re searching for a BMW PHEV, chances are you’ll find a vehicle to fit your needs. By John Coulter, CURRENT EV CMO BMW is in the process of building its cars on “integrated” platforms that allow all its gas, EV and PHEV models to be fabricated on the same assembly lines.

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

Current EV

The PHEV’s exterior retains the regular 745’s Adaptive LED headlights with Adaptive LED brake lights, enormous front grilles and massive dual-exit exhaust outlets, a panoramic sunroof, fender vents and standard 18” wheels. A Federal Tax Credit will knock off $5,836.

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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron PHEV starting at $37,900 in US

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Purchasing customers may qualify for applicable state and federal incentives and tax credits. The Audi PHEV will come in 3 packages: Premium for $37,900; Premium Plus for $42,000; and Prestige for $46,800. Audi expects the PHEV to qualify for a federal tax credit of $4,168. Tax credits and incentives are subject to availability, and customers should consult their tax professionals and for more information about tax credits and incentives.

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Using the PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) to Transition Society Seamlessly and Profitably From Fossil Fuel to 100% Renewable Energy

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The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), a subset of the electric car, combines a primary electric motor with a much smaller back-up engine fueled with a hydrocarbon/biofuel mix. (In In this paper PHEV refers solely to the long-range PHEV of 60 miles (100 km) electric-only range.) The PHEV does not require the heavy, costly batteries required by other electric cars, nor does it suffer from a limited range or poor freeway performance. Engineering Advantages of PHEV.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid


That’s not surprising—the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the company’s only previous plug-in hybrid, is a well-executed PHEV with an EPA-rated 32 miles of usable electric range that retains all the virtues of the Pacifica minivan. That likely translates to about 12,000 PHEVs sold in three months.

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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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The battery pack, covered by up to a 10-year/150,000-mile transferable warranty, may be fully recharged via the 6.6-kWh on-board charger in as little as two hours using a 240-volt (Level 2) charger, available from Mopar through dealers. With a 120-volt (Level 1) charger, which comes standard with the vehicle, the Pacifica Hybrid can be fully recharged in approximately 14 hours.

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First drive: Volvo XC90 T8 Drive-E Twin Engine PHEV sets a high bar for full-size luxury SUV plug-ins in US

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The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be the first 3-row, 7-passenger, plug-in hybrid electric light-duty vehicle in the US when it arrives in showrooms toward the end of 2015, but will soon be joined by—at least—the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV ( earlier post) , the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e PHEV ( earlier post ), and the BMW X5 xDrive 40e ( earlier post ). This version of the Q7 PHEV will also use a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the 2.0 T8 Twin Engine PHEV.

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Mixed Outlook for Mainstream Consumer Adoption of PHEVs

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Bubble chart of plausible mainstream PHEV buyers’ battery requirements (light and dark gray circles) and experts’s requirements overlaid on a Ragone plot of NiMH and Li-ion batteries. not enthusiast or pioneer—adoption of coming plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), given current market conditions and consumer awareness and attitudes. A trajectory through time of PHEV designs allows good things to happen. Tax the fuel.”

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Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Clean Fleet Report

The Pacifica Hybrid has a regenerative braking system, which recharges the 16-kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion (li-ion) battery. So driving around town, stuck in stop-and-go rush hour highway traffic, or coasting down hills recharges the battery. Impressive Efficiency. Impressive Luxury.

AECOM study finds EV adoption in Victoria can offer significant economic benefits by late 2020s; PHEVs initially lead uptake

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The EVT will collect real-world information on the use of electric vehicles in Victorian conditions, including information on the market for electric vehicles, both initially and as it matures; impacts of the use of electric vehicles on driver behavior, recharging, vehicle performance and efficiency; and. Assumes there are only Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) available, with no Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) or pure Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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China publishes plan to boost fuel-efficient and new energy vehicles and domestic auto industry; targeting 500K PHEVs and EVs in 2015, rising to 2M by 2020

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While focusing on core technology R&D for battery-electric, PHEVs, hybrid commercial vehicles and fuel cell cars, the government is looking to establish a test platform shared by the related industries. This area also includes exploration of different business models for recharging. China’s State Council has published a plan to develop the domestic energy-saving and new energy vehicle industry, which includes battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles.

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

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kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. Previous Prius PHEV conversion kits—including PICC’s earlier generations ( earlier post )—have been limited by Toyota programming to a top speed of 34 mph in all-electric mode. Ewert Energy Systems video (handheld) of driving a Prius PHEV conversion at highway speeds.

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Choosing an Eco-friendly Vehicle: Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

EV Connect

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, can charge through the same 240V charging station that other EVs use. This reduces wear and tear on the brake pads and also helps recharge the vehicle to provide longer range.

Audi offering plug-in hybrid version of A6 Avant wagon

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The Audi A6 Avant PHEV thus has an efficient and permanently available all-wheel drive for an equally high level of traction and dynamic handling. This means that it is eligible for a 50% company car tax reduction in Germany. The A6 Avant PHEV accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1

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Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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These policies include generous tax credits for consumers and producers, new regulations of vehicle manufacturers, special access to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and city parking, loan guarantees and subsidies for companies in the PEV industry, grants for recharging infrastructure, and federal R&D support for more advanced battery technologies. BEVs vs. PHEVS. However, the obstacles to mass commercialization of BEVs are even greater than the obstacles for PHEVs.

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Major study concludes achieving EU 2050 transport decarbonization goals will require portfolio of advanced powertrains; fuel cells, battery-electric and plug-in hybrids

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The study focused on a portfolio of powertrains: BEVs, FCEVs, PHEVs and ICEs, taking into account significant advances in ICE technology between now and 2020. To test the sensitivity of these data to a broad range of market outcomes, the study defined three European “worlds” for 2050, assuming various powertrain penetrations: A world skewed towards ICE (5% FCEVs, 10% BEVs, 25% PHEVs, 60% ICEs). A world skewed towards electric powertrains (25% FCEVs, 35% BEVs, 35% PHEVs, 5% ICEs).

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What Does GM’s “30 New EVs By 2025” Promise Mean for the US Market?

EV Adoption

In the 12 months since sharing the forecast below, multiple new crossover/SUV EVs including the Mustang Mach-E, Volvo EC40 Recharge, Polestar 2, Tesla Model Y Standard Range, Nissan Ariya, VW ID.4, Under promise, over deliver.

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FIA policy paper outlines challenges for European E-Mobility, makes recommendations to encourage development

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Consumers will not automatically make the switch to plug-in electric vehicles if running costs are high, a recharging station network is not in place, or if new technologies are not user-friendly, according to a new policy paper by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) European Bureau.

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Pike forecasts Asia-Pacific to be largest PEV market, with more than 1.2M units by 2015; China to represent 53% of total sales

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National programs encouraging the growth of the PEV sector include the establishment of aggressive goals, subsidies for EV purchasers, research and development support and demonstration projects, tax incentives, regulation and standardization, and public education programs. In contrast, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be the largest category in Japan, which is expected to be the region’s second-largest market for all PEVs. Total PEV sales in Asia-Pacific.

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

Plug-in hybrids differ from hybrids on the road today in that they can go longer distances on battery power and can be recharged via electrical outlets. All will qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit. The Think City, a two-seater with optional back seats for children, can travel at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and go as far as 100 miles per charge, but it is also the most expensive, at about $37,500 before a tax credit. PHEV.

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Royal Academy of Engineering Report Says EV Success Depends on Low-Carbon Electricity, Universal Broadband Provision and Smart Grids

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EVs and PHEVs can only be as ‘green’ as the electricity used to charge their batteries. The need for a national energy system and smart grid that can recharge millions of electric vehicles using low-carbon electricity without overwhelming local distribution circuits. While hybrids have most of the environmental benefits of electric vehicles, they do not rely on such a comprehensive network of recharging points at multiple destinations.

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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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Battery pack capacity vs. electric range for selected PHEVs in the US. 240-volt charging replenishes the battery in about 2 hours and 15 minutes; recharging through a 120-volt outlet takes approximately 8 hours. Charge Battery mode uses the gasoline engine to recharge the battery while driving at highway speed. Purchasing customers may qualify for applicable state and federal incentives and tax credits (e.g., federal tax credit of $4,168).

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The Cash Back Hybrid

Plug In Partners

But the promise of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) aligns the stars in unexpected ways. It includes tax credits for consumers who buy or convert to plug-ins, tax incentives on tooling for carmakers who sell early models, and incentives for utilities to offer discounts for off-peak car recharging.

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Governor Pataki On Board

Plug In Partners

New York to Convert 600 Hybrids to PHEVs New York Governor George E. Bruno today announced a new $10 million State program to convert vehicles in the State fleet to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and plans for the construction of a state-of-the-art alternative fuel research laboratory at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP). The $10 million PHEV program will encourage the development and deployment of these vehicles, which can achieve a fuel economy of up to 100 miles per gallon.

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ARB Staff Posts Expert Review Reports of the ZEV Technical Analysis

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The basic goal of the revised ZEV program should be to help demonstration-stage, low-GHG emitting technologies to commercialization, include fuel cell vehicles (FCVs); battery-electric vehicles (BEVs); and Enhanced AT PZEVs, which currently include plug-in HEVs (PHEV) and hydrogen internal combustion engine (HICE) vehicles, according to ARB staff. ARB should initiate a drive to increase gasoline taxes nationally, in collaboration with interested political and environmental lobbying groups.

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autoPOLIS report suggests tackling automotive environmental and energy problems from the market end first, rather than by technology push; need for a new transportation model

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This would require an extremely rapid build-up of the EV + PHEV parc, to reach 75% by the same date. To get there means that 90% of new vehicle sales would have to be EV + PHEV by 2030. The short-term disadvantages are severe, Wormald says: cost (which leasing can disguise but not change, like a sub-prime mortgage); complete uncertainty about residuals (which makes leasing risky for its providers); limited range; long recharging times; and limited charging point networks.

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NRC report concludes US LDVs could cut oil consumption and GHGs by 80% by 2050; reliance on plug-ins, biofuels and hydrogen; strong policies mandatory

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Feebates,” rebates to purchasers of high-fuel-economy vehicles balanced by a tax on low-mpg vehicles is a complementary policy that would assist manufacturers in selling the more-efficient vehicles produced to meet fuel economy standards. High fuel prices, whether due to market dynamics or taxes, are effective in reducing fuel use. BEVs and PHEVs are likely to use lithium-ion batteries for the foreseeable future.

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MIT Energy Initiative report on transforming the US transportation system by 2050 to address climate challenges

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From our studies of vehicle electrification, we have concluded that PHEVs offer the most viable path toward powering more vehicle miles with electricity. The market for pure BEVs is likely to be limited because their inherently limited driving range and long recharging times, and their high cost, make them less attractive to purchasers looking for an all-purpose vehicle. However, the flexibility and lower costs of PHEVs appear to trump this simplicity, certainly in the nearer term.

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Nissan’s Big Gamble

Revenge of the Electric Car

This is before the $7,500 federal tax credit. It’s interesting to speculate regarding the relative market share of the EV in relation to the PHEV. Battery-powered cars may be the wave of the future, but costs are high; the recharging infrastructure isn’t there, and hefty government subsidies are needed to make electric vehicles competitive. We’ll finally get to see the new Nissan August 2nd. That’s Tokyo time, it’ll still be the 1st here.)

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Perspective: A View Into the New GM

Green Car Congress

Two-Mode Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Although an electric range of 10 miles may not sound too impressive, the more frequently a battery is fully discharged during normal operation, and subsequently recharged from the grid, the faster the consumer sees a return on their battery investment. In Europe diesels are more popular but the European tax regimes raise the prices of all liquid fuels, which favors efficiency, while penalizing diesel fuel less than gasoline.

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The Business of Plugging In: Building the Full Ecosystem for a Successful Plug-in Vehicle Industry in the US

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Infrastructure, recharging and business models. Duvall looks at recharging infrastructure in two pieces: privately-owned (recharging companies, workplace and home charging); and publicly-owned. In his prepared remarks prior to his panel’s discussion, Felix Kramer, founder of CalCars, said that he was confident that real production PHEVs and EVs are coming&mash;not new prototypes or conversions.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Daimler/Mercedes Took over Daimler/Chrysler Sprinter PHEV program.

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Potential benefits include lower utility bills for residents, smarter energy management, better grid reliability, improved energy efficiency, and support for EVs and PHEVs.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

For the standard version, Tesla plans to use a battery that can recharge at a typical 220V outlet in about four hours. Earlier this month, researchers from MIT said they had developed a process that within three years could lead to electric car batteries able to recharge in as little as five minutes. How quickly can we really expect the early generations of electric vehicles to recharge — and what does it mean for the practicality of EVs?

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. Potential benefits include lower utility bills for residents, smarter energy management, better grid reliability, improved energy efficiency, and support for EVs and PHEVs.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Please feel free to tell us what you believe to be the benefits of some of the various recharging modes mentioned above in the comments section below. Jason ↓ ↑ report 7 jharlan 10:41PM (4/09/2009) Home recharge with your home solar recharge station would be the most desirable for commuting from the suburbs. I would prefer to recharge at home, and could do so.

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Tax credit incentives are also available to consumers in the U.S. The electricity for recharging has to come from somewhere, which means power plants. Glad to see the variety & availability of electic commuter cars (vs hybrids & PHEV) is rising. While Id been harsh on the need for outside recharge stations in the past, actually an intermediate charge may extend battery life.

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