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State pays an additional $2,500 for up to 2,000 EVs — Teslas not allowed

It's an additional $2,500 for up to 2,000 EVs.

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The program runs through franchise dealers.

Texas had discontinued the state-funded electric vehicle perk in 2015.

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Pilot program could begin in San Diego this year.

CARB wants to encourage lower-income buyers to choose EVs.

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Minnesota may also join the ranks of states that offer green-vehicle rebates.

New York's first-ever green-vehicle rebate will be worth as much as $2,000 for EVs, PHEVs and fuel-cell vehicles.

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But, lower-income buyers will soon get an extra $1,500.

Low- to moderate-income EV buyers get an extra $1,500 in rebates, while rebates cease to exist for the highest-income earners.

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Wealthier Citizens' Perks Are Being Cut Or Reduced

California is boosting plug-in vehicle perks for people of more modest means while axing those for wealthy EV buyers.

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Oregon House Bill 2092 would auction tax credits to fund a series of rebates for alternative-fuel vehicles. Buyers could get $3,000 for an EV purchase.

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Residents' Refueling Costs Will Fall By More Than $200 Million

A new study says Oregon electric-vehicle rebate will boost state GDP by $83 million through 2030.

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State Has Paid Out $14 Million Since 1998

Illinois will end its government rebate program for buyers of plug-in vehicles.

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Central Valley Politico Also Proposes Boosting Rebate To $3,500

California state senator proposes $40,000 price cap on rebate-eligible electric vehicles.

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One California state senator wants to make sure electric vehicles aren't just for the jewelry-rattlers anymore. California State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) proposed a bill last month that is designed to put plug-in vehicles within reach of those with more moderate incomes than your typical Tesla buyer. It's called the Charge Ahead California Initiative and the bill may cross Governor Jerry Brown's desk as soon as next month.

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Chevrolet is one of the Top Global Green Brands of 2014, according to brand consultancy firm Interbrand. Chevy ranks number 32 on the list, which cover brands across a wide variety of segments. The report measures brand perception and brand performance, and the gap between the two is small for Chevrolet. "The company is not only actively demonstrating its environmental commitment," says Interbrand CEO Jez Frampton. "It's communicating those efforts in an authentic way that resonates with custome

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In April, we heard about a discussion within the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that would have put a $60,000 MSRP limit on plug-in vehicles that would qualify for CARB's $2,500 rebates. A new report in Silicon Beat says that CARB is once again ready to give EV money to everyone, no matter what expensive car they buy.

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The 530 Cadillac dealers - out of 940 total dealers - that signed on to sell the brand's ELR for $75,000 or lease it for $699 per month have managed to move 247 of them in the last five months. That's a little less than two cars for each dealer more than two dealers for each car if you need help with the math. With inventories of the luxury plug-in hybrid building up - Automotive News reports a 725-day supply - General Motors has created the Demonstrator Allowance Program to billow the sails on

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Advanced-powertrain vehicle advocates in California and Maryland can rejoice over a chilled glass of Napa Valley's finest white wine and a heaping plate of Baltimore's best crab cakes. That's because both states will continue to make life a little financially sweeter for plug-in vehicle drivers. It's a short-term fix for California but potentially longer-term for Maryland.

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There was a time not too long ago when General Motors would've been happy with 1,500 Chevrolet Volt sales per month. Apparently, that time has passed.

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With US monthly sale figures headed back towards the double-digit range, Mitsubishi is once again trying to goose sales of its i electric vehicle (also known as the i-MiEV) with some heavy-duty rebates. The Japanese automaker enacted a $10,000 rebate towards the end of last month and is apparently doing so again, this time offering the rebate until the end of July. That means folks can get an i – dealer willing – for a smidgen under $20,000 before the $7,500 federal tax rebate kicks

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That Quaker State driver who gets plug-in vehicle rebate #501 isn't going to be real happy, but, hey, Pennsylvania can be a rough place.

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Nationwide Insurance tries to attract potential customers on its so-called "vanishing deductible." Toyota is offering a somewhat similar "vanishing price tag" on its battery-electric RAV4 EV.

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Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) appear to have outsold battery electric vehicles in California by about a two-to-one margin since the Toyota Prius Plug-in started US sales earlier this year, according to the state's Center for Sustainable Energy.