Posts Tagged: Plug-In Vehicle Incentives

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 »

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 »