Posts Tagged: Plug-In Vehicle Incentives

One Republican Senator wants to extend federal EV tax credit, another wants to end it

Support for EVs on Capitol Hill does not divide neatly along partisan lines, as a pair of dueling bills in the Senate illustrates. This week, Senator Dean Heller (R-Nevada) proposed legislation that would lift the current cap on EV tax credits. Under current law, once a particular automaker sells 200,000 EVs, the tax credit will… Read more »

California considers an additional $2,000 EV purchase incentive

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold a hearing this week to consider increasing the state’s plug-in vehicle purchase incentive from the current $2,500 to $4,500, in order to compensate for the phase-out of federal subsidies on Tesla and GM vehicles. The $7,500 federal EV tax credit is designed to sunset for each individual… Read more »

New York state launches charging station rebate initiative

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that $5 million in rebates is now available for the installation of charging stations at workplaces, office buildings, apartment buildings, and public locations such as theaters, malls, parks and retail stores. Administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the new Charge Ready NY… Read more »

City of London introduces emissions-based parking fees

Fortunately, the famous London Fogs are a thing of the past, but the UK capital continues to take steps to improve air quality. Drivers in central London must pay a hefty Congestion Charge of around £11.50 (about $15), subject to discounts for “Ultra Low Emission” vehicles. Now the city’s famous financial district, known formally as… Read more »

Letter from Switzerland: No EV incentives in sight

In Switzerland, it’s not just the Alpine meadows that are green: every corner of the country can be reached by public transport, solar panels are ubiquitous, and recycling programs are strong. When it comes to automobiles however, it’s a different story. The Swiss love their cars every bit as much as Americans do, and in… Read more »

Nine-state coalition releases updated ZEV action plan

The Multi-State ZEV Task Force, which coordinates the ZEV regulations of nine Northeast and West Coast states, has released a new ZEV Action Plan for 2018-2021. The current “ZEV states” are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and recent entrant New Jersey. (Colorado’s governor just signed an executive order committing the… Read more »

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative pioneers off-peak EV charging rate

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), which serves some 84,000 homes and businesses in 115 communities, has become the first utility in the state to offer discounted off-peak rates to EV drivers. According to NHEC, the owner of an EV such as the Chevrolet Bolt who drives 16,000 miles a year can save about $20 a… Read more »

New York awards 5,750 plug-in rebates in first year of Drive Clean Rebate Program

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that over 5,750 consumers have received plug-in vehicle purchase rebates since the state’s Drive Clean Rebate was launched one year ago. The program provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for eligible vehicles. The program has paid out more than $7.5 million in rebates to… Read more »

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 »