Automakers seek to save tax credit that benefits electric vehicles

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Clean vehicle tax credit may be in jeopardy The auto industry has mobilized in the United States to combat a proposal that would put an end to a tax credit that supports electric vehicles. Currently, the tax credit provides as much as $7,500 to those interested in purchasing plug-in electric vehicles. The tax credit applies to the first 200,000 of these vehicles that are produced by automakers. After this limit is reached, the tax credit is phased out over time. Clean vehicles may not appeal to consumers without the tax…

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Initiative for electric vehicles rolled out in Seattle

A new city initiative implemented in Seattle is designed to improve infrastructure for EVs. Drive Clean Seattle was recently announced by the city’s mayor Ed Murray. To help reduce carbon emissions and pollution from transit, the green initiative seeks to improve infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs). This will not only include installing more public charging stations to help encourage drivers to make the switch to electric cars, but will also include electrifying the city’s own vehicle fleet, reported Capitol Hill Seattle. The initiative has big goals and will need to…

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Electric Vehicle (EV) Market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 24.02% over the period 2015-2019

The Report Electric Vehicle (EV) Market in the US 2015-2019 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – MarketResearchReports.biz About EV An EV is an automobile powered either by batteries or other energy storage devices. These vehicles offer the advantages of being environmentally friendly and energy efficient. US is considered to be one of the major consumers of EVs. Owing to rising environmental concerns and increasing greenhouse gas emissions, various state governments in the US are providing incentives for the adoption of…

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Obama seeks to raise subsidy for electric vehicles

Increasing subsidy could make electric vehicles more attractive President Barack Obama has petitioned Congress to raise the subsidies for electric vehicles, yet again. The President has sought to increase these subsidies for some time, but has been unsuccessful in his efforts, for the most part. Subsidies offered by the federal government have helped make electric vehicles more accessible, allowing a wider range of consumers to purchase these vehicles. By increasing the federal subsidies, electric vehicles may become more popular to consumers. Obama aims to raise the current subsidy to $10,000,…

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Nissan reaches new sales record with its electric vehicles

Nissan LEAF sells more than 30,000 units in the US alone Nissan has set a new sales record for electric vehicles with its popular LEAF model. The automaker has announced that in 2014, more than 30,000 units of the LEAF were sold in the United States alone. In 2013, some 22,000 of these vehicles were sold in the country. The LEAF has been one of the most successful electric vehicles every released, and this success is expected to grow as more consumers become interested in clean transportation. LEAF is designed…

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Nissan gives American drivers incentive to purchase electric vehicles

The purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF could lead to free charging for two years. One of the biggest setbacks of owning electric vehicles is the cost of the car, but now, some drivers in the United States may actually consider going green the next time they lease or purchase a car because they will not have to pay for the electricity required to power the vehicle. 25 U.S. markets are set to participate in the new program from Nissan. The Japanese automotive manufacturer has recently announced its…

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Tesla wins tax break in California

Electric vehicles continue to win support in California Electric vehicles have become more than a passing fad, especially in California. Clean transportation has become a major focus for the state and automakers have targeted California as a major market for a new generation of vehicles equipped with lithium-ion batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. Battery electrics have become quite popular with the help of Tesla Motors and the automaker has begun receiving strong support from consumers and the state’s government alike. State provides $34.7 million tax break to automaker California has…

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Houston finds significant savings through clean transportation

Electric vehicles help save on annual costs The City of Houston, Texas, has been using a fleet of 27 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles for some time and these vehicles are beginning to show their value in terms of fuel costs. Electric vehicles are becoming popular among consumers, but governments have also been showing an interest in clean transportation for economic reasons. Transportation is an integral part of society and that means that cities tend to pay a significant amount of money on purchasing and transporting fuel. Electric vehicles can help…

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Sales of electric vehicles reach new heights

Clean vehicles prove popular with consumers Sales of electric vehicles in the U.S. have been showing healthy growth this year. In May of this year, sales reached the 100,000 mark and now, as of November, sales have surpassed 150,000, according to Plug In America. Consumers throughout the country are showing strong interest in electric vehicles, with many purchasing battery electrics in order to save money on gas and contribute to reducing the emissions associated with transportation. The enthusiasm of consumers has encouraged automakers to continue producing electric vehicles at a…

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New laws in California favor electric vehicles

Governor passes new laws to support electric vehicles California Governor Jerry Brown has signed six bills into law in order to help promote clean transportation throughout the state. California is represents approximately 35% of the electric vehicle market in the U.S. and is considered one of the auto industry’s ideal markets. The state is set to be the launching pad for hydrogen-powered vehicles that automakers will release in the coming years. The new laws emerging in California are meant to promote clean transportation among consumers and make the state even…

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New fuel could be a boon for clean transportation

Clean Energy Fuels introduces new fuel to power clean transportation California’s Clean Energy Fuels has announced that it has begun selling vehicle fuel derived from methane gas produced at landfills. The company has high hopes for its fuel, which is called “Redeem,” expecting to sell some 15 million gallons throughout the state this year alone at more than 40 fuel stations. Methane has been gaining ground as an alternative to conventional fuels, especially as clean transportation gains more attention. Like hydrogen, methane can be used to power vehicles and is…

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Texas launches initiative to promote electric vehicles

Electric vehicles gain more support in Texas Texas is taking an ambitious step in promoting clean transportation. In the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas, those purchasing Nissan Leaf electric vehicles will be able to charge their vehicles at public charging stations free of charge for the first year of ownership. The free charging initiative is expected to make the Leaf much more appealing to consumers, some of whom have expressed concerns regarding the costs associated with charging electric vehicles. Leaf owners can charge their vehicles for free In the Dallas-Fort…

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Electric vehicles pick up momentum in the US

Electric vehicles are becoming more common in the US Electric vehicles are still considered somewhat rare around the world, but they are becoming much more common in the U.S. A new report from the Electric Drive Transportation Association, a clean transportation trade group, shows that the sales of electric vehicles in the U.S. tripled in 2012. Moreover, the sale of electric vehicles has been growing at a fast pace over the past three years, partly due to the falling costs associated with these vehicles and the various financial incentives that…

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Insight into the impact of electric vehicles

Report highlights the impact electric vehicles have on California energy grid Electric vehicles are beginning to hit the streets in greater numbers and there are more of these vehicles in California than anywhere else in the U.S. These electric vehicles rely on the state’s energy infrastructure in order to stay charged and this may be having a significant impact on the energy grid, according to Southern California Edison. The energy utility has released a new report in order to provide insight on what sort of impact these vehicles are having.…

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Electric vehicles to cause steep decline in US emissions

U.S. Electric Vehicles Decline in Emissions

Electric vehicles expected to cut into emissions in the future Transportation may go a long way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to a new report from the National Research Council. The report predicts a steep decline in emissions produced from vehicles over the next four decades. Transportation is currently cited as one of the major sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the world, second only to large industries that are heavily reliant on fossil-fuels. The report suggests that growing support behind clean transportation, as well as…

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Electric vehicles in the US to get a boost from Nissan

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Nissan takes aim at US electric vehicles infrastructure Nissan recently made alternative energy news headlines in its partnership with Daimler and Ford concerning the future of hydrogen-powered vehicles. The automaker is not solely devoted to the development of hydrogen fuel cells, however, and retains a strong focus on electric vehicles, like its acclaimed Leaf. Electric vehicles have been growing in popularity around the world, and especially in the U.S., where the federal government is bent on an initiative to put 1 million new electric vehicles on the nation’s roads. In…

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