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IRS won't, or can't, reveal how many plug-in vehicle tax credits are left

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.

Tax credit for "black liquor" eliminated under health care reform bill *UPDATE

Buried in the health car reform legislation is a mention of a paper-making byproduct known as "black liquor." This substance, a wood-pulping byproduct, is utilized as a biofuel to generate electricity for paper-making companies throughout the U.S. Up until now, companies utilizing this black substance could claim a hefty tax credit related to the use of biofuels for production purposes.

Biodiesel tax credit likely won't be renewed until mid April at the earliest

Biodiesel has had a tough time of it lately. By the end of 2009 the economy was in the crapper, exports to Europe had withered under heavy tariffs and the price of gasoline and petroleum diesel fuel had dropped substantially from their peak the year before. The finishing move cam

Coda says plug-in vehicle tax rebate (instead of credit) would triple customer demand

Know the difference between a tax rebate and a tax credit? They may seem like the same thing – paying fewer taxes – but there's a big difference. A credit is something you get back when you file your taxes and a rebate, in this case an instant cash rebate, is money you'd get back when you buy the item. A new electric car, for example.

Forget the Tata Nano, Oklahomans can get a new electric car for $865!

When automotive talk turns cheap, the most common vehicle that comes up is the Tata Nano, which currently holds the title as the Cheapest New Car in the World and is only available in India. So, Americans, how would you like to snag a brand-new electric car for the low, low price of just $865 right here in the United States? If you happen to live in Oklahoma, you can do just that... sort of.

Obama mulling more support for plug-in vehicle manufacturers

The U.S. federal government has put a lot of money into clean car companies this past year, including about $8.5 billion through U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program (Ford got $5.9 billion, Nissan $1.6 billion, Sebastian Blanco

Darryl Siry moves to WIRED, calls for changes to electric vehicle tax credit

Darryl Siry, who once worked for Tesla Motors and currently advises Coda Automotive with their all-electric sedan, has started writing for WIRED's Autopia blog. In his first post out of the gate, Siry leaves technical EV details aside an

PSA: Still time for the U.S. hybrid tax credit

Looking for an easy tax credit? Look no further than the U.S. tax credits for hybrid vehicles. While the program's days are numbered, our friends over at Treehugger tell us that the program isn't extinct yet.