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common dreams

June 13, 2019

Our Post-Carbon Future Depends On Electric Vehicles—Our Congress Controls Their Economic Lifeline, By Elliot Negin

There are a few competing electric vehicle-related bills kicking around Capitol Hill right now. One, a bipartisan bill aptly titled the Driving America Forward Act, would keep the country moving in the right direction to address the worldwide climate crisis. Another, dubbed the Fairness for Every Driver Act, would slam us into reverse.

The forward-looking bill proposes to extend a tax credit—currently pegged at $7,500—for electric vehicles (EVs) that currently phases out once an automaker has sold 200,000 of them. Keep reading →

 

ars technica

June 11, 2019

Electric Car Charging In America Just Got A Little Bit Easier, By Jonathan M. Gitlin

At the risk of sounding like a stuck record (or perhaps a looped .mp3 file, since this is 2019), infrastructure matters when it comes to getting people to switch to an electric vehicle. The best electric vehicle in the world is still just a paperweight on wheels if you can't recharge it before you get to your destination, after all. It's something that Tesla has excelled at with its Supercharger network, both in geographical coverage and also ease of use. Keep reading →

 

science daily

May 16, 2019

Electric Car Switch On For Health Benefits, By SD Staff

Could the health benefits and reduced costs to healthcare systems be enough to justify subsidizing charging infrastructure to allow society to switch from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles faster than current trends predict?

Writing in the International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Mitchell House and David Wright of the University of Ottawa, Canada, suggest that the migration from polluting vehicles that burn fossil fuels to electric vehicles, ideally using electricity generated sustainably could significantly reduce the incidence of cardiopulmonary illness due to air pollution. Keep reading →

 

business motoring

May 2, 2019

VW Plugs In To Home EV Charging, By Chris Wright

VOLKSWAGEN Financial Services has partnered with electric vehicle home charging provider, Pod Point, to provide charging solutions at home for customers.

With the introduction of government incentives, including the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) Grant, and initiatives, such as the 24/7 Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ), many fleet managers and their drivers are interested in exploring whether an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle could work for them. Keep reading →

 

LA TIMES

May 1, 2019

Tesla Model 3 Remains The Most Popular Electric Vehicle In The U.S. — By Far, By Russ Mitchell

The Tesla Model 3 remained the bestselling electric car in the United States last month by far, according to estimates from website Inside EVs. Tesla sold 10,050 Model 3s in April, the website said; the runner-up, the Toyota Prius Prime, notched only 1,399 sales.

But Model 3 sales were flat compared with March. That presents another challenge for Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, who pledged that sales would get a significant boost this quarter. Keep reading →

 

daily energy insider Reports

April 30, 2019

Growing Electric Vehicle Adoption Seen Creating $2 Billion Opportunity For Utilities, Study Says, By DEIR Staff

Utilities could make billions of dollars in the fast-growing electric vehicle (EV) market by bundling services for consumers, market research firm Accenture concluded this month.

Accenture Strategy determined that utilities could stand to make as much as $1.7 trillion by 2040 by providing low-margin electricity to the high-margin EV consumer market. Additionally, utilities could also add $250 billion by providing and bundling services such as remote charging apps, integrated home-EV energy management, payment processing and even financing for EVs, the firm concluded in its study Utilities: Lead the Change in eMobility. Keep reading →

 

the verge

April 24, 2019

Tesla Now Sells Electric Cars With 370 Miles Of Range, By Jon Porter

Tesla has increased the range of its latest Model S and Model X cars by 10 percent, now capable of a maximum of 370 and 325 miles respectively. The increase comes as the result of an upgraded drivetrain, and has been achieved without making any changes to the cars’ existing 100 kWh batteries. The cars can also charge faster and have an improved suspension design.

The upgrades extend Tesla’s range lead over much of its competition, who still struggle to reach the 300 mile EPA threshold. Keep reading →

 

The wall street journal

April 24, 2019

Ford Accelerates Electric-Vehicle Push With $500 Million Stake in Rivian, By Mike Colias

Ford Motor Co. is taking a $500 million stake in electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive, the latest example of a large auto maker betting on the emergence of battery-powered vehicles.

Ford said Wednesday the tie-up would include plans to co-develop a new plug-in electric model with Rivian, which plans to start selling an all-electric pickup truck in the U.S. late next year.

The No. 2 U.S. auto maker by sales said the collaboration with Rivian will be separate from its own $11 billion, multiyear investment in electric vehicles. Those plans include a battery-powered version of the F-150 pickup, the company’s best seller and biggest moneymaker. Keep reading →

 

the san diego union tribune

April 11, 2019

San Diego County To Develop ‘Electric Vehicle Roadmap’ To Boost Electric Vehicle Use, By Charles T. Clark

he San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan Wednesday, April 10, instructing their staff to develop an “electric vehicle roadmap” for the region, a plan that will look at ways to increase electric vehicle use and build a charging infrastructure throughout the county.

As part of developing the roadmap, supervisors also directed staff to support legislation and regulatory changes statewide that promote electric vehicles, and to look for grant opportunities and other sources of funding that could be used to support recommendations the staff proposes. Keep reading →

 

The Hill

April 10, 2019

Bipartisan Senators Offer Bill To Expand Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, By Rebecca Beitsch

About three times as many Americans could benefit from tax credits for electric vehicles under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

Consumers who buy an electric car are eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, but the credit is phased out for those who buy vehicles from an automaker that exceeds 200,000 sales.

Two automakers have already surpassed the cap, prompting lawmakers to propose a new threshold of 600,000 sales per company. Keep reading →

 

forbes

April 10, 2019

New Bipartisan Legislation Would Expand Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, By Greg Rogers

American consumers have increasingly transitioned to electric vehicles (EVs) in recent years, thanks in part to improvements in battery capacity, the availability of new models, and Tesla’s wildly popular line of vehicles. Another significant driver of this growth is a $7,500 federal tax credit that has mitigated the price premium for EVs, putting them within reach of more Americans. In turn, this has spurred manufacturers to invest in battery technologies with the assurance that the vehicles will be affordable to consumers. Keep reading →

 

New York Times

March 22, 2019

G.M. Plans New Electric Vehicle Made at Chevy Bolt Plant, Zach Wichter

General Motors is moving to widen its lineup of electric cars, and adding jobs in the process.

The automaker said Friday that it would begin producing a new electric vehicle as part of its Chevrolet lineup, resulting in the addition of 400 jobs at its plant in Orion Township, Mich.

The vehicle will share some characteristics with the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV, a small wagon that is already produced at the Orion factory, the company said in a statement. The addition of the vehicle will be accompanied by an investment in the plant of about $300 million. Keep reading →

 

Cnn Business

March 20, 2019

Ford announces plans to build electric vehicles in Michigan, By Chris Isidore

Ford plans to start building electric and self-driving cars at plants in Michigan.

The company announced a $900 million investment there Wednesday, and plans to add 900 jobs in the state. Last year, Ford (F) pledged $11 billion to transform its business and produce more electric and self-driving cars. The Michigan plans are part of that overhaul, said Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of global operations.

Ford will invest about $850 million at its facility in Flat Rock, Michigan, to produce electric cars. Another $50 million is earmarked for self-driving technology. Keep reading →

 

New York times

March 12, 2019

Volkswagen Moves to Rapidly Increase Production of Electric Cars, By Jack Ewing

Volkswagen plans to rapidly increase its production of electric cars as it tries to transform itself from an emissions cheat to a leader in bringing battery-powered transportation to the masses.

The company will build 22 million electric cars through 2028, Herbert Diess, Volkswagen’s chief executive, said Tuesday at a news conference at company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. The company, which currently sells only a small number of electric cars, has set a new goal well above the 15-million-vehicle mark it had previously forecast.  Keep reading →

 

Energy News Network

February 28, 2019

Pennsylvania joins electric vehicle race with new ‘roadmap’ for transition, By Marie Cusick

A report outlines the state of the electric vehicle market and identifies strategies to increase adoption in the state.

Pennsylvania is promoting a new roadmap to electrify transportation by designing policies and setting targets to get more electric vehicles on the roads.

The Pennsylvania Electric Vehicle Roadmap, published this month by the state Department of Environmental Protection, outlines the current state of the electric vehicle market and identifies 13 recommendations, including short-, medium- and long-term steps that can be taken to increase adoption. Keep reading →

 

real clear policy

14 February 2019

Electric Vehicles Are The Right Turn for America, By Roberta Combs, president & CEO, Christian Coalition of America, & Michelle Combs, president, Young Conservatives for Energy Reform

The EV federal tax credit was designed to incentivize a shift from traditional gas-powered vehicles to electric, and reduce our exposure to the fluctuating global fuel markets. It has only done so to a limited extent. Taxpayers purchasing EVs receive a $7,500 tax credit, but there is a catch — the 2008 provision imposes a limit on the number of qualifying vehicles eligible for the tax credit to 200,000 EVs per manufacturer. Unfortunately, this is a limit U.S manufacturers are getting closer to hitting every day. Keep reading →

 
 

morning consult

13 February 2019

A Reformed Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Is a Step Forward, By Joel Levine, executive director of Plug In America

The auto industry is changing, and the future is electric. A reformed tax credit is critical to establishing a strong domestic market capable of producing affordable electric vehicles that can compete on a global scale. Inaction will bring recent advances to a grinding halt, and America will voluntarily step down from its historic role as a leader in the automotive industry. Keep reading →

 
 

the detroit news

31 January 2019

Opinion: EVs shine at Detroit auto show, By Trevor Francis, spokesperson, EV Drive Coalition

The success of the EV market in America can be credited in great part to the 2008 electric vehicle federal tax credit. Ultimately, the EV federal tax credit was designed to incentivize a shift from traditional gas-powered vehicles to electric. Battery powered vehicles are more expensive than their established combustible engine counterparts. The original intent of the EV tax credit was to help bolster the upfront cost of this emerging technology until EVs are mature enough to make it on their own in the market. Keep reading →

 
 

san francisco chronicle

17 January 2019

Reform tax credit for electric vehicles, By Heidi Sickler, director of energy and environmental policy for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Many U.S. electric vehicle manufacturers have already hit this cap, leaving buyers with a smaller pool of vehicles with tax credits to choose from. Fewer consumer options result in less innovation, fewer new models, less consumer attention. Ultimately, this slows the shift to an electric vehicle fleet that California must make to address climate change because 80 percent of our carbon emissions come from passenger vehicles. Keep reading →

 
 

The mercury news

21 December 2018

Opinion: Congress must reform federal electric vehicle tax credit, By Anne Smart, vice president for public policy for ChargePoint

In its current form, the credit provides American drivers with a $7,500 incentive to purchase a qualifying electric vehicle. The credit begins to phase out once a manufacturer sells 200,000 vehicles, creating uneven incentives and essentially limiting the pool of available vehicles. If the plug-in vehicles tax credit goes unchanged, or worse completely repealed, consumers will see less vehicle choice, with many EV models out of reach. Keep reading →

 
 

S&P GLOBAL MARKET INTELLIGENCE

17 December 2018

Car makers fight to protect, expand EV tax credits to consumers, By Charlsy Panzino

The EV Drive Coalition, with support from such automakers as Tesla and General Motors, wants to lift the 200,000 cap so more car buyers can receive the full tax credit. “We want to expand the cap so that the most popular EVs on the market remain available to consumers,” coalition spokesperson Trevor Francis said in an interview. Failing to do so would make it harder for consumers to buy the vehicles they want, Francis said, which could affect EV sales for automakers. “We’re hoping to reform the credit to not only recognize the value of electric vehicles in the marketplace but also not punish early adopters on the manufacturing side and allow consumers to have the choice we believe they should have where they can purchase the vehicle of their choice,” Francis said. Francis said the coalition is not seeking new legislation but is instead pushing for modifications in the existing legislation, which phases out the incentive once an automaker sells 200,000 EVs. Keep reading →

 
 

Desmog

14 December 2018

The Koch Brothers’ Last Ditch Attempt to Kill the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, By Dana Drugmand

Encouraging EV Expansion: On the other side of the issue, automakers and utilities are banking on a future of increasingly electrified transport and have lobbied in support of extending the EV tax credit. Companies like GM, Nissan, and Tesla have teamed up with advocacy groups and other EV interests to form the EV Drive Coalition, which is urging Congress to lift the cap and maintain the credit in order to “level the playing field.” Keep reading →

 
 

associated press

11 December 2018

GM Fights Feds to Keep $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, By Richard Lardner

GM joined forces with Tesla and Nissan as well as several consumer and environmental groups to broaden its lobbying push even further. The EV Drive Coalition, which was launched in November, urged lawmakers in an open letter last week to put a provision in the must-pass government spending bill that does away with the 200,000-car limit. "Eliminating the per-manufacturer cap will level the playing field for all EV manufacturers and spur innovation among domestic manufacturers, ensuring America's leadership in the hyper-competitive, global auto market," the coalition said. Keep reading →

 
 

The Hill

10 December 2018

How to Reform the Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, By Bob Perciasepe, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Travelers on the road this holiday season may have noticed a growing number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at parking garages, rest stops and elsewhere. It would be fair to assume the market for electric vehicles is exploding. Looks can be deceiving though. At 2 percent of the U.S. auto market, the EV market is still maturing. Consumer awareness is growing by leaps and bounds, but consumer adoption has yet to reach the same level. Keep reading →

 
 

forbes

10 December 2018

Here’s Which Automakers Will Suffer if Trump Ends Electric Car Tax Credits, By Jim Gorzelany

Tesla, GM, Nissan, and other companies recently formed the EV Drive Coalition, which is lobbying Congress to extend the credits and give them a fixed end-date after five years. Critics say the current sales-based system essentially penalizes automakers that were at the forefront of EV development and invested heavily in the technology early in the game. The Coalition says there are 300,000 jobs in 48 states dedicated to building, selling, and servicing electric cars that could be adversely affected if the credits are canceled. Keep reading →

 
 

seeking alpha

10 December 2018

Automakers Lobby to Save EV Incentive, By Clark Schultz

Automakers General Motors (GM +0.2%), Tesla (TSLA +1.6%) and Nissan are part of the EV Drive Coalition lobbying organization that also includes several consumer and environmental groups. The coalition group is urging Congress to put a provision in the government spending bill that does away with the 200K-car limit for EV tax incentives. "Eliminating the per-manufacturer cap will level the playing field for all EV manufacturers and spur innovation among domestic manufacturers," reads a letter sent to Congress last week by EV Drive. Keep reading →

 
 

the daily caller

10 December 2018

Congress Debates Whether More Tax Dollars Will Go Towards Add-Ons for Luxury Electric Cars, By Michael Bastasch

GM and Tesla already hit the 200,000 production mark, and the two companies are part of the EV Drive Coalition, which is also made up of electric vehicle trade associations and environmental groups. The Coalition called federal electric vehicle subsidies “a significant purchase factor for car buyers” and “essential to the continued development of the EV market.” The Coalition also challenged the argument that electric car subsidies primarily benefit the wealthy. “We reject that argument. So does the data,” Trevor Francis, spokesman for the EV Drive Coalition, told The DCNF via email. “The EV tax credit benefits all consumers at all income levels,” Francis said. “EVs are cheaper to keep on the road, also benefiting all income levels.” Keep reading →

 
 

SmartCitiesDive

6 December 2018

White House Proposal to End EV Tax Credit Comes Under Fire, By Chris Teale

Automakers like Tesla and GM have opposed that legislation, while utilities have written to members of the U.S. House of Representatives arguing the cap must be lifted to encouraged more EV purchases nationwide. That view was echoed in another letter last month led by the EV Drive Coalition. "[Because] of the 200,000-per-manufacturer cap, which some automakers are beginning to reach, consumer choice is constrained, limiting the pool of electric vehicles from which to choose," the letter reads. "Lifting the cap will ensure consumers maintain equal access to purchase the car they want." Keep reading →

 
 

1RedDrop

30 November 2018

Tesla increases standard battery Model 3 waiting time by a month, By Shankar Narayanan

Tesla frequently updates the delivery and order timeline of Model 3, and the latest update will inevitably result in some heartbreak. The electric car maker expects to make standard battery Model 3 available in four to six months. Keep reading →

 
 

The Detroit News

29 November 2018

Opinion: Reforms Needed for Federal EV Tax Credit, By Mike Alaimo, executive director of Clean Fuels Michigan

Clean fuels vehicles aren’t just the future, they’re here now.

In fact, alternative fuels vehicles support almost 300,000 American jobs, including thousands in Michigan. Keep reading →

 
 

Times Free Press

29 November 2018

VW Chattanooga an option for electric vehicles, official says, By Mike Pare

Volkswagen is "all in" when it comes to electric vehicles, an auto analyst said Thursday as the carmaker eyes its Chattanooga plant as a production site option.

"Volkswagen is making a big commitment," Michelle Krebs of Autotrader said about the German car company's plans to spend billions of dollars worldwide to assemble a wide range of battery-powered vehicles. Keep reading →

 
 

Next-Gen Transportation

28 November 2018

New Coalition Fights for EV Tax Credit Reform, By Betsy Lillian

The EV Drive Coalition, a group with a focused goal to reform the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, recently announced its official launch.

The EV Drive Coalition brings together a diverse group of industry, consumer and environmental stakeholders with a single unifying mission: encourage passage of legislation reforming the federal EV tax credit to ensure that it works better for more consumers for a longer time frame and spurs increased growth of the U.S. EV market. Keep reading →

 
 

CNBC

27 November 2018

Trump threatens to strip GM of a tax credit it's about to lose anyway, By Tom DiChristopher

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to strip General Motors of a tax credit that makes its electric vehicles more affordable for car buyers, escalating a dispute with the automaker over its plan to halt production at several American plants.

There's just one problem with the threat: GM is on the verge of losing the tax credit anyhow. Keep reading →

 
 

CNBC

27 November 2018

[VIDEO] GM and Tesla lobby to raise electric vehicles tax credit level

CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on General Motors and Tesla lobbying to raise the tax credit on electric vehicles and Axios's interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Watch →

 
 

Bloomberg

27 November 2018

Trump Threatens to End GM Electric-Car Subsidies, Without Saying How, By Ryan Beene and Ari Natter

GM, Tesla Inc. and Nissan Motor Co. formed a coalition earlier this month to lobby to have the purchase subsidy extended. Tesla surpassed 200,000 cumulative EV sales in the U.S. earlier this year, and Bloomberg NEF analysts project that GM will probably exceed that mark this quarter. Keep reading →

 
 

MI Tech News

27 November 2018

Auto Coalition Formed To Save Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

Tesla, GM, and Nissan, have joined forces with other players in the electric vehicle space to launch a coalition to reform and recharge the electric vehicle tax credit. Several other well-known companies are part of the coalition including, ABB, ChargePoint, Plug-in America, Proterra, and Volta. Keep reading →

 
 

Utility Dive

27 November 2018

Energy storage industry pushes for clarity on tax credit eligibility, By Robert Walton

Earlier this month, Tesla, GM, ChargePoint and other electric vehicle advocacy groups called for Congress to continue federal tax credits supporting emissions-free car sales. Proponents say there is support on both sides of the aisle, but they must also beat back legislation proposed by Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., that calls for eliminating the credit altogether. Keep reading →

 
 

Inside EVs

19 November 2018

Tesla Joins GM and Nissan in Lobbying to Lift the Cap on the Federal EV Tax Credit

The $7,500 federal EV tax credit is probably not the most efficient way to encourage EV adoption – it mainly benefits higher-income taxpayers, and it doesn’t provide any incentive for auto dealers to get interested in selling plug-in vehicles. However, it’s better than no incentive at all, and there’s little doubt that it has encouraged a substantial number of EV purchases. Keep reading →

 
 

Clean technica

19 November 2018

People, It’s Time to Buy An EV!, By Carolyn Fortuna

Currently, electric vehicles (EVs) comprise nearly 2% of the automotive market in the US, and, because so many automakers are now beginning to manufacture EVs, market share growth is occurring. Vehicle electrification policies can contribute at least 1% of cumulative emission reductions to meet a 2-degree target through 2050. What will it take to inspire more people to buy an EV? Keep reading →

 
 

Electronics 360

16 November 2018

Tesla, GM and Nissan Among Coalition to Reform Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, By Peter Brown

Automotive OEMs, electric vehicle (EV) charging vendors and clean fuel companies have formed a coalition to encourage legislation that reforms the federal electric vehicle tax credit to spur growth of clean fuel vehicles.

The original EV tax credit, which goes to consumers not manufacturers, helped create awareness as well as grow the EV industry, which is still in its infancy. The EV Drive Coalition is advocating to lift the current tax credit cap on the number of consumers who can take advantage of the credit through each manufacturer. Keep reading →

 
 

Car Buzz

16 November 2018

Tesla, GM, and Nissan Have All Teamed Up Against the Government, By Jared Rosenholtz

The three automakers want their EV tax credit back.

If you haven't already placed an order for a Tesla Model 3, you won't be receiving the $7,500 tax credit that has been offered since 2009. The $7,500 tax credit goes away when an automaker sells 200,000 EVs, a mark which Tesla has surpassed and General Motors is also about to hit. Consumers certainly won't be happy about the $7,500 tax credit going away, as it will effectively make EVs more expensive to buy. Keep reading →

 
 

Green Optimistic

16 November 2018

EV Producers Working Together for a Greener Future, By Ovidius Sandru

Right now there are two different legislative efforts to change the federal tax credit for electric cars. On the one hand, you have a Republican senator who introduced a new bill to end the $7,500 federal tax credit and instead, tax them even more. On the other hand, another Republican senator proposed a new bill to remove the tax credit cap and expand it to 2022. This has all come at the same time as Tesla hit the 200,000 delivery threshold to initiate the phase-out. Keep reading →

 
 

Transport evolved

15 November 2018

You Want Electric Car Incentives to Continue – And So Do These Companies, By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Electric car incentives have long-been associated with high electric vehicle adoption rates. The better the incentives and perks, the more people buy electric. Combine great incentives with great charging provision (as seen in Norway) and you’ll find electric car sales can rival that of many internal combustion engined vehicles.

Similarly though, as illustrated by the U.S. state of Georgia in 2015, replacing electric car incentives with taxes (and/or) fees does the exact opposite, causing electric vehicle sales to drop off a cliff. Keep reading →

 
 

The driven

15 November 2018

Tesla, Nissan and GM Form Coalition to Lobby to Extend EV Incentives, By Bridie Schmidt

Electric vehicle maker Tesla is forming a coalition with other automakers to lobby the US government to extend the generous tax incentive that has driven the uptake of electric vehicles.

Tesla is being joined by Japanese carmaker Nissan as well as General Motors Co, to create what will be known as the EV Drive Coalition. Keep reading →

 
 

Utility Dive

15 November 2018

Tesla, GM, ChargePoint and Other EV Interests Press Congress to Continue Federal Tax Credit, By Robert Walton

A broad coalition of stakeholders have joined to fight for an extension of the federal tax credit on electric vehicles (EV), and officials at the newly-launched EV Drive Coalition say they are "laser focused" on getting this accomplished in the lame duck Congressional session. Keep reading →

 
 

Clean Technica

15 November 2018

Tesla, GM, Nissan & Rest of the EV Drive Coalition Push Congress to Rethink the EV Tax Credit, By Carolyn Fortuna

A coalition of electric vehicle (EV) companies that includes Tesla is advocating with the US Congress to expand the EV tax credit, which is already starting to phase out for Tesla.

The EV Drive Coalition, which also has the support of General Motors and Nissan, officially launched Tuesday, November 13, 2018, making visible the positive effects of the $7,500 EV consumer tax credit for the economy and environment. Keep reading →

 
 

Green Car Reports

14 November 2018

Tesla, GM, Nissan Band Together to Extend Electric-Car Tax Credits, By Eric C. Evarts

As tax credits for buyers of America's two most popular electric-car brands begin to sunset, automakers and advocates are banding together to restructure the tax-credit program and extend them.

Tesla, General Motors, and Nissan—the top three sellers of electric cars in the U.S.—have banded together with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and the conservative Christian Coalition to form the EV Drive Coalition to advocate for the restructuring of the plug-in electric vehicle tax credit and extension of the credit limits. Keep reading →

 
 

Electrive.com

14 November 2018

Tesla, GM & Co. Demand Tax Credit Reform in the USA

In the U.S., a new alliance of well-known e-mobility players called the EV Drive Coalition is campaigning for a reform of tax credit regulations. Current regulations entitle buyers of e-vehicles to up to 7,500 dollars in tax-credits, but limits this number to an upper limit of 200,000 e-vehicles per manufacturer. The EV Drive Coalition is calling for the abolition of this upper limit. Keep reading →

 
 

Auto Blog

14 November 2018

Tesla, GM and Nissan Lobby Together to Lift the Cap on EV Tax Credits, By Sven Gustafson

Tesla is joining rivals General Motors and Nissan in a new coalition that has launched in Washington, D.C. to urge Congress to extend federal tax credits meant to encourage sales of electric vehicles.

The EV Drive Coalition says it wants to lift the cap on the number of consumers who can take advantage of the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit first established by Congress in 2008. Currently, the credits are available only for the first 200,000 electric vehicles sold per manufacturer. The tax credit for that manufacturer is then reduced by half every six months until it disappears. Keep reading →

 
 

Hybrid Cars

14 November 2018

GM, Tesla, Nissan Launch Coalition to Lobby for Continued EV Tax Incentives, By Evan Williams

GM, Tesla, and Nissan are teaming up with some other big EV players. The new coalition is targeting getting the federal EV tax credit extended.

The $7,500 per vehicle incentive is a big part of the current successes of mainstream EVs. But the credit starts to wind down as each automaker hits 200,000 EVs sold. Tesla has already hit that mark and GM is expected to hit it soon. Nissan has topped 125,000 sold. Keep reading →

 
 

Tech Spot

14 November 2018

Tesla Forms an Unlikely Partnership with GM and Nissan to Preserve EV Tax Incentives, By Cohen Coberly

Although Tesla's electric vehicle tax credits are set to disappear in the coming years due to the company recently surpassing 200,000 EVs sold, it isn't letting the incentives go without a fight. Tesla today formed an unlikely partnership with GM and Nissan to convince Congress to extend the credits as much as possible. Keep reading →

 
 

AndroidPit

14 November 2018

Tesla, GM and Nissan Want EV Tax Credit Reform, By Suzana Dalul

Electric car sales have never been higher - 2018 was the best year for them in history. This is likely due to government bans of diesel vehicles in various countries across the globe, but also incentives for consumers who buy the environmentally-friendly cars. The EV tax credit in the US is one of those incentives, but Tesla and other organisations are now arguing that it's flawed. Keep reading →

 
 

Engadget

14 November 2018

Tesla, GM and Nissan Will Fight to Maintain EV Tax Credits Together, By Saqib Shah

Tesla, GM and Nissan have teamed up on a new lobbying initiative to extend the $7,500 per vehicle tax credit for EVs. The "EV Drive Coalition" -- which also counts industry giant ABB and non-profit Plug In America as its members -- launched on Tuesday to spur lawmakers into passing reformative legislation that "works better for more consumers for a longer time frame." Keep reading →

 
 

Inside EVs

13 November 2018

GM, Tesla, Nissan & Others Form Coalition to Reform EV Tax Credit, By Domenick Yoney

Come together, right now, for EVs.

Getting the various manufacturers of electric vehicles to agree on something has, in the past, been challenging. A single high-speed charging standard springs to mind. Now, though, it seems there has been a joining of hands on the issue of the federal tax credit. Tesla, GM, Nissan, and a number of other companies and organizations have come together to form the EV Drive Coalition in an effort to reform the electric vehicle tax credit program. Keep reading →

 
 

Electrek

13 November 2018

Tesla, GM, Nissan, and others form coalition to reform electric vehicle tax credit, By Fred Lambert

Several automakers, including Tesla, GM, and Nissan, have joined forces with other players in the electric vehicle space to launch a “coalition” with the aim to “reform and recharge” the electric vehicle tax credit.

The situation around the federal tax credit for EVs is weirder than ever right now. Keep reading →

 
 

Tech Crunch

13 November 2018

Tesla, GM and Nissan are all part of a new coalition aiming to extend the EV tax credit, By Kirsten Korosec

Tesla, GM and Nissan are among a group of 15 companies that launched a new coalition aimed at reforming the electric vehicle tax credit.

The group, called EV Drive Coalition, brings together a mix of automakers, industry giant ABB, climate change and energy lobbying organizations and EV infrastructure companies, including ChargePoint. Keep reading →

 
 

Politico Morning Transportation

13 November 2018

A Last Shot for Republicans to Kill the EV Tax Credit?, By Sam Mintz

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE ON THE EV TAX CREDIT: Debate over how to handle the electric vehicle tax credit might find a foothold on Capitol Hill during the lame-duck session, with dueling Republican bills having been introduced over the last few months and a new coalition launching today to tackle the issue. Keep reading →

 
 

Axios

13 November 2018 

Tesla and GM Push New EV Tax Credit, By Ben Geman

Several automakers are joining with electric vehicle charging companies and others in a new coalition urging Congress to expand availability of $7,500 consumer tax credits for buying EVs.

Why it matters: Rollout of the EV Drive Coalition comes as Tesla, GM and Nissan — who are all members — have hit or are approaching the cap of 200,000 vehicles per manufacturer before the credit drops in value and then phases out. Keep reading

 
 

Bloomberg

12 November 2018

Tesla Joins GM, Nissan to Press for Extended Electric Car Credit, By Ari Natter

Tesla Inc. and other automakers that are set to lose access to a lucrative tax credit for electric vehicles are teaming in a new lobbying drive to have the federal incentive extended.

The EV Drive Coalition, which also includes General Motors Co. and the Nissan Motor Co., formally launches Tuesday with the goal of getting Congress to extend the $7,500 per-vehicle consumer tax credit. Keep reading