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GM may soon face the same disadvantage

GM may soon face the same disadvantage.

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The extension bodes well for automakers.

They'll continue through 2020.

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Negotiators apparently are keeping with the Senate version, which keeps the $7,500 subsidy.

Negotiators apparently are keeping with the Senate version, which keeps the $7,500 subsidy.

'It changes the equation' for buyers and automakers, CEO Mary Barra says

'It changes the equation' for buyers and automakers, CEO Mary Barra says

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Credits can be signed over to dealerships, so consumers can save $5,000 when buying instead of waiting for tax season.

Colorado has enacted the most lucrative state EV tax credits in the country, offering an assignable $5,000 credit that can be applied at vehicle purchase.

If you've got a marginal well, you almost can't lose.

For the first time since the law went into effect in 2005, a tax credit to help marginal well oil producers is paying out, thanks to low prices.

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Some orders will be prioritized, which could lead to tax credit worries.

The big reveal takes place, and reservations begin, on March 31. Current Tesla owners' reservations are prioritized over non-owners, with employee orders taking highest priority.

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If You Own A Business, Look Into Section 179

Whoa, heavy, man. The 5,441-pound Tesla Model X will be eligible for a massive $25,000-tax deduction from the IRS, if you own your own business.

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The government incentives that buyers of VW's diesels received in 2009 could be used to form a fraud case against the automaker by prosecutors in the US.

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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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State Would Spend Hundreds of Millions Of Dollars Funding Perk, Some Say

Georgia lawmakers continue to discuss eliminating $5,000 electric-vehicle tax credit.

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Natural Gas Vehicles Would Also Get More Benefits

President Obama's budget proposal includes a plan to increase the federal tax incentive on EVs and plug-in hybrids to $10,000 and immediately slash the money off the price of green vehicles at purchase. It would also broaden the credit to be applicable to compressed-natural-gas-fueled models.

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Questions Need Answering With GM's New Electric Concept

When you talk to GM representatives, you learn that the company seems serious about building the Bolt EV Concept, but this is still a concept. And that $30,000 price tag is also a big question mark.

But It Could Be Back Some Time Next Year

The $8,000 US federal tax credit for hydrogen vehicles will expire at the end of 2014, but don't count this thing down and out quite yet. Some credits that expired a year ago were just renewed by the slow-moving 113th Congress.

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No One At The Federal Agency Seems To Know What's Going On

The IRS has set up a page to help track individual automaker sales figures, but it's a complete mess.

The Hybrid Shop Certified Female Friendly; Interpreting Tesla's Battery Codes

Loads of lawyers at a firm in Georgia are taking advantage of the state's EV tax credit. Georgia offers a tax credit on leases and purchases of electric vehicles for 20 percent of the car's value, up to $5,000. This has created a trend among lawyers at Arnall Golden Gregory, who one after another have been switching from gas-powered cars to the all-electric Nissan Leaf. They appreciate the environmental benefits, as well as toll exemption and access to HOV lanes, but the tax credit seems to be t

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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

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Even though plug-in electric vehicle (EV) sales were much higher in 2013 than the previous year, arguments are being made that government policies are failing. An opinion piece in Energy Policy, for example, opposes federal policies incentivizing EVs and calls them inefficient and ineffective. The main thrust of the argument is that the incentives are too focused on the mainstream and could be better targeted at niche markets and early adopters. In other words, the $7,500 federal tax credit is t

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The number 13 may be considered bad fortune for the superstitious, but it's the year '14 when plug-in vehicle drivers who had been looking to get a little extra tax love from the federal government will really feel out of luck. The clock is ticking through the end of the month (and the year) on two policies aimed to spur electric-vehicle adoption. Both received one-year renewals last January as part of a budget compromise but are unlikely to get another reprieve because of ongoing contentiousnes

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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.

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