California Clean Car Rebate Program On Hold

[UPDATE, 10/25/16: California’s clean car rebate program has now been funded for 2016-17, and several changes have been made to increase low-income rebates, tighten income restrictions on high-earners and toughen qualifying rules for plug-in hybrids.  See our article here.]   California’s clean car rebate fund has dried up and lawmakers have delayed funding next year’s … Read more »

Calif. PEV Shoppers Missing Out on Rebates

A recent survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists found that most California plug-in vehicle shoppers don’t know about state and federal rebates and tax credits. While ignorance may be bliss in some situations, in this case it is costing those shoppers thousands of dollars per car. [Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds.] Separately, … Read more »

California Green Car Rebate Boost Proposed

[Update, 10/25/16: The 2016-17 appropriation for this program has been cut to $133 million and rules affecting rebates for low-income households, income ceilings for high earners and plug-in hybrid eligibility have been changed. See our article here.] ————————– California’s green car rebate program would receive a $230 million infusion under a new funding plan to … Read more »

Tesla Gets New Production Chief

[Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] Tesla Motors, which has been bedeviled by production glitches and delays with each new model, has gone to an established player for its new production chief.  The Silicon Valley EV-maker has hired former Audi production executive Peter Hochholdinger as its new vice president of production. Hochholdinger is tasked … Read more »