New York Funds Plug-In Vehicle Rebate Program

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The state of New York joins a dozen other states this year in offering cash plug-in-vehicle purchase incentives. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] A state program approved last year is now slated to become operational in April, offering buyers of new plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles rebates of up to $2,000. The New … Read more »

California Clean Car Rebate Program On Hold

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[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

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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 »

PEV Incentives: What You Need to Know

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Present PEV incentives include tax credits, cash rebates and perks such as car-pool lane access, reduced registration fees, even free parking and sales tax forgiveness in some states. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes.] Federal tax credits for plug-in electric vehicles run from around $3,000 for plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) with small batteries up to $7,500 for … Read more »

California Green Car Rebate Boost Proposed

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[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 »