Posts Tagged: Plug-In Vehicle Incentives

How to take advantage of VW-funded transportation grant programs in your state

Volkswagen has finalized the last of three settlements with the US Department of Justice, part of the German automaker’s penance for its evasion of emissions regulations. Almost $3 billion of the settlement funds is being directed to the Environmental Mitigation Trust, which will fund state-level clean transportation grant programs. States are now in control of… Read more »

California car shoppers can now be preapproved for EV rebates

California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is launching Rebate Now, a preapproved rebate program designed to make it easier and faster for California residents to lease or purchase EVs. The program will debut in San Diego and, if successful, will be applied statewide. Car shoppers can apply online and use Rebate Now at participating dealerships… Read more »

US budget deal reinstates EV charging station tax credit

Green initiatives are on the chopping block in Washington these days, but two of the most important federal incentives have escaped the axe for now. After a bit of back-and-forth, the federal tax credit for plug-in car purchases survived in the final version of the Republicans’ tax cut bill. Now Congress has added a few… Read more »

Colorado releases new plan to support EV infrastructure and accelerate EV adoption

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle (EV) Plan, which details a series of actions supporting EV infrastructure, and lays out goals to accelerate adoption of EVs. Colorado currently ranks 8th in the US in EV market share, and 7th for number of EVs per capita. As of October 2017, there were almost… Read more »

German EV subsidy fund, which excludes Tesla, is barely being used

A German government program that offers subsidies to EV buyers became the center of controversy over the eligibility of Tesla buyers. Only vehicles with a base price of under 60,000 euros are eligible for the awards. The program was designed in collaboration with German automakers, who are providing part of the funding, and some observers… Read more »

Connecticut approves $2 million to continue innovative EV rebate program

The state of Connecticut has allocated $2 million in additional funding to continue its popular EV rebate program. The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR), created in 2015, provides a cash rebate for residents who purchase or lease an EV, PHEV or fuel cell vehicle. Plug-in vehicles are eligible for incentives of… Read more »

EV industry fights congressional plans to abolish federal EV tax credit

The latest salvo in the US government’s war on technology is contained in a House bill with the Orwellian title of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which would eliminate the federal tax credit for EV purchases. There’s good reason to believe that killing the tax credit could cripple America’s nascent EV industry. In Denmark,… Read more »

Oregon legislature approves new EV rebates (and new fees)

The Oregon House and Senate have approved a $5.3-billion transportation funding package that includes point-of-purchase rebates for EVs. Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign the legislation within the next few days. The bill authorizes $12 million each year for six years to fund rebates for the purchase or lease of a new EV or… Read more »

Oregon legislators consider sales incentive for EVs

Oregon legislators are considering a bill that would establish a $1-million fund to provide a $250 incentive to automobile sales staff who sell electric vehicles to Oregon residents (it exempts sales at exclusively electric dealerships). The bill (HB 2514) addresses two interrelated issues, according to its sponsor, Representative Phil Barnhart. First, $250 would be a… Read more »

Con Edison offers rewards for smart EV charging

EV owners in New York City and Westchester County can earn gift card rewards by participating in a new Con Edison program. The utility has partnered with charging specialist FleetCarma to offer a program called SmartCharge New York that will pay EV owners to charge their vehicles at off-peak times. The program is open to… Read more »