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California counters Trump, considers boosting EV rebates

State could offer thousands of dollars as federal incentives fade

California could add thousands of dollars in incentives for electric cars

California's clean-vehicle rebate funds have been mostly given to the wealthy

California is making moves to direct more clean-vehicle rebates to disadvantaged communities.

Have money, get money.

California likely to cut electric-vehicle rebates

California's cap-and-trade revenue drop has become a budgetary issue.

California's perks for buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids may soon come to an end.

Should you buy a leftover 2015 or a brand new 2016 model?

When deciding between a closeout model and the same car from the latest model year, there are several important factors to consider.

2014 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids get deep, deep discount

Ford Looks To Unload 2014 Model-Year PHEV Inventory

All of the Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid discounts, tax credits and incentives can turn the $34,000 price tag into just $22,000.

Massachusetts 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

Texas to give rebates on natural gas and plug-in vehicles, excludes Tesla

Former XFL football player Rod Smart gained brief pop-cultural fame a few years back by putting the name "He Hate Me" on the back of his jersey. It's a sentiment Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk might be feeling about Texas and the long arm of its pro-dealership law after the Lone Star State laid out provisions for its planned rebates for buyers of electric and natural-gas vehicles.

Ford C-Max owners now getting $550 mea culpa checks

Ford is hoping 6,700 free miles, or thereabouts, will allay some dissatisfied C-Max Hybrid buyers. The automaker said in August that it would send out rebate checks after it had to lower its fuel economy rating on much-hyped model has now Danny King

UK 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.

California approves $27 million in green-vehicle incentives

The Golden State's going a little more green once again. The California Air Resources Board approved $27 million in incentives that will be used to accelerate sales of zero-emission vehicles in the most populous U.S. state.

Are UK green-vehicle tax incentives working too well?

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

France increasing gas-guzzler penalty while reducing green incentives

The government of France uses a "bonus-malus" system to encourage its citizens to go green with their next car purchase. The more fuel efficient a vehicle you buy, the bigger incentive you get. The more gas guzzling a vehicle you buy, the bigger penalty you pay. Unfortunately for France, too many people are buying fuel efficient vehicles and taking advantage of the government incentives, which means income from the gas guzzling penalty hasn't been high enough to make the program budget neutral.

Report: Today is the best day all year to buy a new car

If you're in the market for a new car, today just might be your day. According to both Time and TrueCar.com, a perfect storm of factors have collided to make this the best day all year for consumers to get the greatest deal possible on a new hunk of sheetmetal. With a perfect mix of dealer incentives and manufacturer rebates mingling with the fact that dealers are now staring down the barrel of end-of-the-month sales targets and a stack

REPORT: Chrysler piles on even more incentives ahead of the holidays

In an effort to spur lagging sales, Chrysler has reportedly cranked up incentive spending on nearly all of its models by $1,000 to $1,500 while also offering 0% financing on many of its models. Chrysler is also said to be offering lease incentives of $500 to $1,000 on minivan leases and financing deals on leftover 2008 and 2009 Dodge Vipers.

Doh! Dealers learn Cash for Clunkers rebates count as taxable income

As you're aware by now, yesterday's big news was H.R. 3435, the emergency legislation passed by the House of Representatives authorizing an additional $2B for the CARS scrappage scheme. As had been widely reported on Thursday, the clunkers program appeared to have run out of money a lot sooner than anyone had expected, sending legislators in favor o

New Hyundai Assurance provision locks gas at $1.49/gal for one year [w/VIDEO]

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