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4Georgia EV advocates ready to stand up for tax incentives

Like the University of Georgia and its punchy Bulldog mascot, Georgia's electric-vehicle advocates are about to get a little more pugilistic, says the Atlanta Business Chronicle. That's because, for the second straight year, some state politicos may look to end Georgia's electric-vehicle subsidy. Count the EV Club of the South among those looking to take up the fight.

80Nevada's $1.2 billion deal for Tesla Gigafactory lets EV company sell direct

Movie Tax Breaks, Insurance Companies Losing Out

Now that the Nevada deal for the Tesla Motors Gigafactory has the governor's signature, we've got more details on the automaker's $1.2-billion benefits package. As originally reported, this is the broad breakdown:

4South Korea island of Jeju becoming an EV-incentive heaven

When it comes to providing some island EV love, we can point to Hawaii, which has been pushing hard for greater electric-vehicle adoption through subsidies and a broader charging network. Now, South Korea has Jeju. We're not sure if the surf is as good.

8Massachusetts introduces $2,500 state incentive for EVs

Now that the deuces are wild for Massachusetts, its governor is placing a bigger bet on electric-vehicle adoption in the Bay State. With exactly 222 publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations currently available, the famously liberal Massachusetts is finally joining the ranks of those states that are piling rebates on top of the incentives the federal government provides for those who buy electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. With that gesture, Gov. Deval Patrick is putting a charge

38US drivers could use more EV cost-benefit education

Maybe the problem with electric vehicles isn't with the cars themselves but with the shoppers. Or potential shoppers. Or the not-so-potential shoppers.

17Ford C-Max Energi PHEV can ride solo in California carpool lane

Interested in the C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid? Ford would like you to do some math.

17UK government joining the club to rethink EV incentives

Government incentives can be an important boost for new technologies moving from the testing ground to mainstream markets, but incentives are not guaranteed to achieve intended results – and there's no promise a government can maintain support. In an era of budgetary pressures (such as now), incentives can become easy targets.

8Puerto Rico offers excise tax breaks on hybrids, electric vehicles

Puerto Rico is incentivizing its citizens with its own version of rebates: reducing excise taxes on hybrids and all-electric vehicles. This is an island full of excise taxes on a lot of things, including cars, lottery winnings, cigarettes, liquor, hotel rooms and cement. The government in the U.S. territory wants to cut combustible fuel usage and is thus adding excise tax breaks for those purchasing a hybrid or EV. Previous excise tax refunds of up to $2,000 have been increased.

26Are UK green-vehicle tax incentives working too well?

Are the green-car rebates in the UK on the verge of themselves being rebated?

72Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance

According to the 2012 U.S. Automotive Industry Survey and Confidence Index by Booz & Co., alternative vehicle powertrains may take up as much as 10 percent of the total market by 2020, but only if the federal government continues to support development.

71Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance

According to the 2012 U.S. Automotive Industry Survey and Confidence Index by Booz & Co., alternative vehicle powertrains may take up as much as 10 percent of the total market by 2020, but only if the federal government continues to support development.

19Alt-fuel vehicles generated more than $150 million in incentives last year *UPDATE

Now here's something that will make fiscal conservatives feel warm and fuzzy.

51DOT's LaHood defends tax credit for plug-in vehicles

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said tax incentives for plug-in electric vehicles have been an effective way of boosting consumer interest in cars like the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in and the Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicle, even though the two models had weaker sales than expected, Reuters reported.

50Call to end $7,500 plug-in vehicle tax credit spreads to WaPo

First Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced legislation calling for an end to the tax credit given to purchasers of electric vehicles, now the Washington Post editorial board has joined in the call.

9Thailand pushes to be an eco-car production powerhouse

Quick, name the 12th largest automotive manufacturing country in the world. Since we kind of gave the answer away in the headline, we're not too surprised that you just answered Thailand. But did you also know that 1.6 million vehicles were produced in Thailand last year and that the country is an export powerhouse? Over half of those vehicles (55 percent) were exported to countries/areas like Australia, Malaysia, Philippines and the Middle East, and that makes what happens in the Southeast Asia

4EDTA's Brian Wynne: "We don't do well with bans on choices"

EDTA Chief rejects Euro-style interventions for EV market growth

22Report: Detroit automakers pledge $2B investment after Michigan passes tax incentives

The Michigan Economic Growth Authority has approved a series of tax incentives for Ford and Chrysler and expanded previously approved incentives for General Motors. Between a tax break engineered to help GM build a 900-job electric-vehicle battery facility in Warren and another to keep 4,000 people at work in the company's Renaissance Center headquarters, The General is looking at a considerable stack of incentives. According to The Detroit Free Press, the company has been granted a total of $75

11Connecticut governor hopes to implement electric vehicle incentives

After nine months of meetings, the Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Council created by Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell has issued its final report on how to promote the use of plug-in vehicles in the state. The list of proposed incentives covers all of the usual bases but doesn't get too specific about anything.

58Ward's columnist makes the case for tech agnostic efficiency incentives

It's no secret that when it comes to promoting more efficient transportation, the current administration in Washington is all about batteries and plugs – pretty much to the exclusion of all else. In his latest column at trade publication Ward's Auto World, Drew Winter tries to make the case for the government taking agnostic approach to technology and simply promoting anything that would make a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption. Just given the relative l

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