Why are electric cars hovering around 1% of sales in the US? Dealers with outmoded sales techniques are part of the problem, but many other factors are at work, including stupid car company execs who want to close their eyes to the future.
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Whimsy seems to be the watchword for commercials advertising hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles right now. A few days ago, Hyundai started airing a pair of delightfully amusing ads featuring ordinary citizens singing a song that begins, “I’d like to buy a hybrid car but I’m not sure it’s for me.” It then shows a […]
Stating April 1, people in New York who buy a electric car will be eligible for an EV incentive of up to $2,000. Will that be enough to boost EV sales in the Empire State?
We have been hearing lots of good things about the Hyundai Ioniq since last year. It is the first car in the world to offer three different powertrains in the one highly efficient chassis. Buyers will have a choice of a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a battery electric. For the first time, shoppers will […]
Tesla is making plans to maximize the number of Model 3 cars it can build that will qualify for the federal tax credit. It may even stop selling cars for a while if it needs to. Too many sales. What a problem to have!
Tesla may be rethinking its policy for reserving a Model 3 on March 31. Now it says it will accept reservations starting at 10 am local time and that current owners will not necessarily get first priority.
Invitations have started going out for the official unveiling of the Tesla Model 3, the car the company hope will propel it from specialty car maker to mainstream manufacturer.
Tesla confirms the base price of the Model 3 will be $35,000. But how accurate is that statement?
Electric motorcycles are now eligible for a 10% federal tax credit retroactive to January 1, 2015 and continuing until the end of December, 2016.
A recent report says green cars may not be all that green because the electricity they use for charging may come from coal fired generating plants. Oh, my.
The Nissan LEAF may become a victim of its own success. Federal tax credits for electric and plug in cars only apply fully to the first 200,000 such cars any manufacturer makes. After that, the credit is reduced and eventually ends. The Nissan LEAF is the best selling electric car in America, and it’s already […]
What the $57,900 Toyota Mirai rolled out last month, executives said that with current state and federal incentives, the Mirai could sell for as little as $45,000. However, Autoblog Green reports that Congress has let the $8,000 tax rebate for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles quietly expire, meaning the Toyota Mirai and other FCVs will have […]
By the time the $7,500 Federal tax credit for EVs phases out, Tesla owners could end up claiming more than $1.5 billion.
Wired says its cheaper to lease a new EV than to buy a used one, and it seems to be true. But why?
Though Texas may not be a fan of Tesla’s direct sales model, the Lone Star state is ready to offer alternative-fuel vehicle buyers some extra cash.
By most measures, the Chevy Volt has proven to be a successful and clever plug-in hybrid vehicle in every regard save cost. At $40,000, it is still quite an expensive car even with the $7,500 Federal tax credit. CEO Dan Akerson knows this, and says that GM is seeking to slash the Volt’s price by as much as $10,000.
Those of you who love two-wheeled transportation – and there are a lot of you – have one more reason to go green. The Senate Finance Committee approved a federal tax credit for purchasers of electric bikes and motorcycles last week.