Congressional Democrats file bills to extend federal electric-car tax credits

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Vermont Congressman Peter Welch has filed a bill to extend federal electric-car tax credits for 10 more years, just as the credits begin to run out on the two largest electric-car manufacturers, Tesla and General Motors. IRS Tax CreditBoth Tesla and General Motors are expected to reach their cap of 200,000 electric car sales in 2018. Tesla may already have.

Automakers, electric utilities want electric-car tax credit extended

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later this year, it will begin a phasedown process during which the income-tax credits available to its buyers start to dwindle on a set schedule. Politics incentives tax credit taxes electric utilities plug-in carsWith Tesla likely to hit 200,000 electric cars sold in the U.S. General Motors is likely to hit the same cap a couple of quarters after Tesla. Now those two companies are lobbying for an expansion of.

Budget deal restores tax credits for EV charging stations, electric motorcycles, fuel-cell cars

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Fears that Congress would kill the federal tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric car were laid to rest in December when that incentive survived the $1.5 billion tax-cut bill. Now Congress has added back a handful of other tax credits related to electric cars and greener transportation in the $400 billion budget bill it passed in the wee. incentives tax credit plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell electric motorcycles

Tesla sets Monday deadline for full tax credit

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Tesla has given buyers a deadline of Monday to order a car if they want the full $7,500 federal tax credit. That's 2-1/2 months before the credit officially expires, but since most Teslas are built to order, the company needs some lead time for orders. A notice on Tesla's website reads: "All orders placed by October 15, 2018 will be delivered by

Tesla expects 200,000th U.S. sale this year, electric-car tax credits to start phaseout

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sales of electric cars that qualify for the full federal tax credit of $7,500? That number is 200,000; after the rest of that calendar quarter and the one following, the credit is halved for a further two quarters. sales incentives Tesla Motors tax credit New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV It's been a topic of discussion for years: What will happen when a carmaker reaches the cap on U.S.

What happens to electric-car sales when tax credits sunset? Each maker differs

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market without the $7,500 federal tax credit for their purchases of plug-in vehicles. While the tax credit ended up surviving the massive tax-cut bill passed in December, some automakers are still about to face the end of the incentive. General Motors sales Plug-In Hybrids GM incentives tax credit New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Toward the end of last year, electric-car shoppers began to think about a U.S.

Ending tax credits would kill electric-car market, Edmunds says

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The electric-car market may be in for a serious downturn when current federal tax incentives end, assuming the Trump administration declines to extend them, according to a new analysis. In 2010, the government began offering tax credits of $2,500 to $7,500 to the first 200,000 U.S. incentives tax credit plug-in cars

Electric-car tax credit retained in Congressional tax reform bill: report

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income-tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle will not be killed after all. Politics Plug-In Hybrids congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV We'll likely never know whether it was the influence of auto lobbyists, pressure from the actual public, or a letter signed by two dozen mayors. But however the sausage was made, it appears that the U.S.

Most Electric-Car Tax Credits Benefit Highest-Income Households

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When it comes to encouraging electric-car adoption, tax credits and other financial incentives are an important tool. California incentives tax credit plug-in cars transportation policyThey can help erase the typical price premium of electric cars over comparable internal-combustion models. But as greater amounts of money are given to electric-car buyers, there has been considerable debate over whether the.

In an ideal world, this is how electric-car tax credits should work

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The tax reform bill likely to be voted on by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives retained a number of provisions originally slated to be cut from the tax code. Among them was the federal income-tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle. New York Politics sales rebates Plug-In Hybrids California congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Could improving electric-car tax credit be possible even with today's politics?

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Rather to the surprise of electric-car advocates, the massive tax bill passed by the U.S. Congress in December did not eliminate the federal tax credit for purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle. That credit lets buyers take a credit of $2,500 to $7,500 on their income-tax filing in the year of purchase. Politics Plug-In Hybrids incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

New propaganda video on electric-car tax credits: time to debunk!

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federal income-tax credit for purchase of an electric car has seen its share of attacks over the years. Videos tax credit plug-in cars mythsThe U.S. Now a new video seeks to twist the facts to paint those subsidies in a bad light. While facts don't lie, it's easy to create a new narrative by taking carefully chosen facts out of context and presenting only a small part of a broader.

Will GM or Tesla buyers lose electric-car tax credits first?

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A major contributor to electric-car sales is the program under which buyers of new electric cars qualify for a federal income-tax credit of up to $7,500. But these tax credits are not unlimited. Once a manufacturer reaches sales of 200,000 plug-in electric cars (after December 31, 2009), the credits start to phase out for that company's cars. General Motors incentives Tesla Motors tax credit plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

22 mayors join letter urging electric-car tax credit retention by Congress

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tax policy for the first time in three decades are now being reconciled by a joint committee from both houses of Congress. Politics Plug-In Hybrids congress incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Two bills from the Senate and House of Representatives that would radically reform U.S. No public hearings on those bills have been held in either chamber, and the legislation is closely guarded. It would be fair to call the.

Tesla sells 200,000th car, starting phaseout of federal tax credits

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Following the change, Tesla buyers will only be eligible to receive the full $7,500 federal tax credit until Dec. After that, the credits will halve Tesla's vehicle purchase incentives web page on Thursday morning reported that the wind-down of incentives for buyers of its cars has begun. The change was first noted and reported by Jalopnik.

Conservative poll says Americans resent electric-car tax credits

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Results of a study released Tuesday by the American Energy Alliance found that most voters object to tax credits for electric cars. Tellingly, the poll also shows that the public generally supports electric cars themselves. Two-thirds said they are better for the environment than than gasoline powered cars, and 50 percent (a plurality) named that

$49,900 after tax credit

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After a federal tax credit of $7,500, the effective price will be $49,900." Elon Musk has disclosed the intended price of Model S, even if the car itself must spend another week under wraps. And another two years before production cars begin to roll off an assembly line.

VW: $50 Million In Tax Credits, Wanted Electric-Car Credits For Diesels Too

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Buyers of various Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles took about $50 million in Federal income-tax credits in 2009 for the purchase of their supposedly green car. With Michael Horn, CEO of VW Group of America, testifying to Congress today, those credits--and whether the Federal government should be reimbursed for them, and by whom--are likely to. emissions EPA TDI incentives CAFE tax credit regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy

Nevada treasurer, Faraday's nemesis, turns eye toward Tesla tax-credit transfer

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Manufacturing government incentives jobs tax credit plug-in cars nevada gigafactory Faraday FutureThe state of Nevada has been fairly generous to startup electric-car makers that pledge to establish manufacturing operations within its borders. After offering a generous incentive package several years ago, the Silver State landed Tesla's lithium-ion battery "Gigafactory," which is now up and running just outside Reno. Then it lured the.

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

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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.

Tesla tax credits, BMW charger recall, and Israel to ban internal-combustion engines: Today's Car News

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Tesla tells buyers the final date to order a car before federal tax credits expire. BMW recalls charge cords for its electric cars. Israel plans to stop the sale of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2030. And we round up the best deals on green cars this month. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Monday is the final date to place an

Tax Credit For Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles Extended By Budget Deal

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It included the renewal of a home-refueling tax credit that covers electric-car charging stations, a provision for installing charging stations at government facilities, and other relevant items. zero emissions hydrogen incentives tax credit hydrogen fuel cell transportation policyThe recently-passed Congressional transportation-funding bill contained many positives for electric-car advocates.

Tesla nearing limit of $7,500 federal tax credits, which will boost effective prices this fall

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Adding to Elon Musk's headaches this month, Tesla is about to hit the limit on federal tax credits for electric cars. The tax credits, passed in 2008 as part of the Energy Improvement and Extension Act and signed by President George W. This could effectively raise prices for buyers of the company's critical Model 3. Bush, grant taxpayers who buy

Beyond the federal tax credit: A Guide to Clean Car Incentives

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The king of all financial incentives for plug-in cars is, of course, the federal tax credit of up to $7,500. With Tesla’s federal tax credit already on its way to expiring and GM’s close behind, it’s worth knowing where to look for other incentives for those who want an electric car. It’s not the only one, though.

When Tesla's tax credits expire, which electric car would you buy? Twitter poll results

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Last week, we reported that the federal tax credits for electric-car buyers are about to expire. Once any automaker sells 200,000 electric cars, the credits available to its buyers begin to wind down. Since Tesla has been selling electric cars longer than any other automaker (at least since the credits were passed), and has sold more electric cars.

After Tesla's federal tax credits expire, which electric car would you buy?

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Last week, we reported that Tesla is close to reaching the end of its allocation of federal tax credits for those who buy its cars. The credits amount to a $7,500 discount for most buyers. The credits were passed after the 2007 federal Energy Independence and Security Act to promote the sale of electric cars. They offered buyers a way to offset. Polls

Tesla brakes and tax credits, Sono solar car, Twitter poll on charging: Today's Car News

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Based on Tesla's own delivery reports, the company is reaching the end of its allotment of $7,500 federal tax credits for buyers. After Consumer Reports refused to recommend the Tesla Model 3 over poor performance in its emergency braking tests, Tesla announced it would send an over-the-air update to improve the car's braking ability. This could

When Do Electric-Car Tax Credits Expire?

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By now, pretty much anyone who''s thinking of buying a plug-in electric car knows the Federal government offers an income-tax credit to help reduce the effective cost. But are shoppers who wait too long in danger of losing out on these credits? The short answer is no. Or at least, not if they buy within the next two or three years. Unlike a

Volkswagen quantum computers, Daimler diesel recall, and Tesla tax credits: Today's Car News

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The results are in from our latest Twitter poll asking what electric car readers would buy when Tesla's tax credits begin to sunset. Volkswagen wants to use quantum computers to develop tailor-made electric-car batteries. Daimler has recalled hundreds of thousands of diesel cars in Europe. And the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer flunk the

Chevy prices 2017 Bolt EV at $37,495; $29,995 after federal tax credit

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Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for a net value of $29,995. Pricing includes destination and freight charges and excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees.

Tesla electric-car tax credits, Pininfarina electric-car brand, and best deals on green cars: Today's Car News

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Tesla is the first automaker to reach the 200,000-car limit for federal electric-car tax credits. Pininfarina plans for a new line of exotic electric cars. And we have the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla delivered its 200,000th car this past week, which means the

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IRS Electric-Car Tax Credits: Reporting Discrepancies Remain

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taxpayers start to grapple with their income-tax filings, due April 15, tens of thousands of taxpayers will benefit from a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 offered to buyers of plug-in electric cars. As U.S. Enacted in 2009, it was intended to spur the early sales of such cars whose prices remain higher than those of their gasoline

Electric-Car Charging-Station Tax Credit Expires On Dec 31st

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More specifically, at least, you''ll have to get it up and running by December 31 this year in order to take advantage of a Federal income-tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of purchase and installation. The credit Consider this your last warning: If you''re planning on getting a charging station for a plug-in electric car, you only have 30 days.

2018 BMW i3 preview, electric-car tax credit phaseout, hydrogen airplanes: Today's Car News

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Today, we have spy shots of the 2018 BMW i3 electric car, estimations of which automakers will lose their electric-car tax credits first, and an argument for liquid hydrogen as a replacement for jet fuel in airplanes. Tax credits for electric cars start to phase out when automakers reach 200,000 sales.

60% of $18B in US clean energy tax credits 2006-2012 went to top 20% by income; 90% in the plug-in program

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A working paper by a team at the Energy Institute at Haas, University of California, Berkeley, has found that 60% of the $18 billion in US federal income clean energy tax credits issued between 2006 and 2012—e.g., Electric Vehicle Credit.

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When Federal Electric-Car Tax Credit Ends, Nissan Will Be Ready, Exec Says

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Both Nissan and General Motors are roughly one-third of the way toward sales of the maximum number of plug-in electric cars that qualify for a Federal income-tax credit of $7,500. But a Nissan executive says that his company has already made plans for the day when those credits end. DON''T MISS: When Do Electric-Car Tax Credits Expire?

Help Plug In America renew the EV infrastructure tax credit

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From Plug In America: Last year, Plug In America, along with electric vehicle and EV infrastructure manufacturers from coast to coast, worked with members of the House and Senate to get a critical plug-in vehicle infrastructure tax credit into the stimulus bill. These EV tax credits of 50% up to $2,000 for individuals, and 50% up to $50,000 for businesses have led to the beginning of early deployment of EV charging infrastructure all across the United States.

Reminder: Tax Credit For Electric-Car Charging Station Is Back

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Included in these programs is the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property credit. This allows eligible people to claim up to $1,000 in tax credits for the As part of the recent fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress, many green energy programs saw renewed focus and deadline extensions, allowing people to benefit from them for a little longer.

Hyundai Nexo SUV, Rivian electric pickup in 2020, Nissan eyes end of EV tax credits: Today's Car News

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Today, a bit of clarity on a mysterious auto startup, some verdicts on the Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV, and a look at how Nissan and others may handle the end of electric-car tax credits. What will happen when electric-car tax credits expire, and how will each maker handle it? All this and more on Green Car Reports. Turns out their answers may. Today in Car News

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Iowa Legislature passes biofuel bill; butanol blends, E-15 and biodiesel tax credits extended

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Both houses of the Iowa Legislature have passed a bill ( SF2344 ) providing for biobutanol-blended gasoline; modifying the rate of the E-15 plus gasoline promotion tax credit; and extending provisions for a biodiesel production refund. The legislation also increases and extends the E-15 tax credit, extends the E-85 tax credit, and extends the biodiesel tax credit.

Bill To Kill Georgia's Electric-Car Tax Credit Rises From The Dead

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Last week, a Georgia House bill to end the state''s $5,000 tax credit for purchase or lease of a battery-electric vehicle was voted down by its Ways & Means Committee. State politics can be a funny thing. But yesterday, it mysteriously reappeared and was unanimously passed by voice vote after it was deemed only to have been "tabled." DON''T

Fight To Watch: Georgia Plans To Alter Electric-Car Tax Credit

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That''s due to a $5,000 Georgia state tax credit for the purchase of a battery-electric vehicle, which can be used to cut state income-tax liability over one, two, or three years. Over the last two years, the metropolitan Atlanta area has become one of the single best sales regions for the Nissan Leaf electric car.

Lucid Motors pricing base Lucid Air luxury EV at $52,500 after Fed tax credits; fully loaded above $100K

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Lucid Motors, a Silicon Valley-based electric vehicle company, announced that the base version of its first vehicle, the Lucid Air luxury sedan ( earlier post ), will have a starting price of $52,500 after federal tax credits.