On Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which holds among its dozens of provisions an extension of the federal $0.50/gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits and a return of the 30% alternative refueling infrastructure tax credits.The House passed the bill, H.R.5771, on Dec. 3. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation any day. The excise tax credits cover compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane autogas ... (Read more)
Have you ever wondered how the energy consumption of your electric vehicle compares to the yearly electricity needed to supply some common household appliances? More specifically, have you ever wondered how far the Fiat 500e could travel on the amount of electricity consumed yearly by a specific appliance? Probably not, but just in case you did, Fiat put together this nifty 500e infographic. Enjoy!
Electric Vehicles Georgia Power is excited about what the growing electric vehicle (EV) market offers our consumers. Electric transportation can help customers save money on fuel and maintenance costs, and reduce their environmental impact. As a domestic source of energy, electric transportation can contribute to our nation's energy independence. Georgia Power has launched its Electric Transportation Pilot Program to promote the use of electric vehicles (EVs) throughout our state. The program offers rebates, education and services – including special rates and charging options ... (Read more)
2015 Volkswagen Golf: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2015 Our Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways here on Green Car Reports. Sometimes it goes to a moonshot car, like the first Nissan Leaf (in 2011) or the Tesla Model S (in 2013). Those are cars that radically redefined what green transportation could be, changing the auto industry forever. Other years, the winners are more evolutionary--but are likely to have a bigger impact in sheer numbers of buyers. Those included the ... (Read more)
Electric vehicles are a joy to own but this new technology using advanced Lithium-ion battery packs requires a different type of maintenance than your traditional gasoline engine. We countdown the top 5 maintenance steps that can be taken to extend the life of your EV battery. 5. Don’t leave your battery sit at a 100% state of charge Most EVs have an option for a “Standard” charge or a “Range” or “Max” charge. By all means, do the maximum charge when you need it, but do it right before you start ... (Read more)
September 2014 Monthly Sales Recap Normally each month we tout that fact that no one month’s plug-in sales has ever failed to delivered an improved result over the prior year. Counting September, that record now stands at 45 consecutive months. And while apparently we just did tout that again, the real story is the return of US deliveries of the Tesla Model S in a big way – and the continued dominance of the Nissan LEAF. After production ... (Read more)
Tesla Supercharger Update: 44 Million Miles Enabled 12 hours ago by Eric Loveday 10Comments Tesla’s most recent Supercharger status update provides us with these figures: 44 million miles enabled 11.8 GWh of energy delivered 1.8 million gallons of gas saved 46 million pounds of CO2 offset Price to customers $0 The figures are impressive, but even Tesla Model S owners know that Tesla is insisting the truth on that $0 price to customers. Moving on… Tesla now has 112 Superchargers in North America, 63 ... (Read more)
Why Are Electric Vehicle Sales Booming in Atlanta? (Photo by Paul Morigi/Invision for NRG eVgo/AP Images) Last July in San Jose, Don Francis gave a talk about one of the country’s surprising new leaders in electric vehicle sales: Atlanta. Titled “What is driving the fastest-growing market in the U.S.?,” the presentation was for a member meeting of the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative. Its location — only miles from Tesla Motors’ HQ — was a likely spot, at the nexus of Silicon Valley ... (Read more)