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New tax incentives for EV purchases in 2013 could be up to $10K

Although the sales of EVs have been off to a slow start in 2012, tax incentives continue to encourage sales. Currently the IRS credit(IRC 30D) for EVs is described on their website as follows: “For vehicles acquired after December 31, … Continue reading

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Toyota and Tesla are first-movers on electric SUVs

SUV lovers can begin getting exited as Toyota announced this week that it intends to launch an all-electric version of its successful RAV4 this summer; likely in July 2012. The specs have not yet been released, but the new model … Continue reading

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High Schools Compete in Electric Vehicle Conversion Challenge

An annual event since 1995, the2012 EV Challenge kicked off over this past weekend running from April 21-22. The competition allows North Carolina high school students to compete in showing their electric vehicle engineering innovation ideas by converting an old … Continue reading

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Top 5 Earth Day Must-See List

As Earth Day 2012 comes to a close… People around the globe are reminded annually of the need to take care of the planet we call home. Here is my top list of things you really should be exposed to … Continue reading

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Best U.S. states to drive an EV; reduce your carbon footprint

There continues to be discussion over the true environmental benefits of driving electric vehicles, with many arguing that due to the source of electricity being an environmental pollutant, there is no real difference over driving a gas-powered car. A recent … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Save Gas When Driving

Hating the high gas prices, but not ready to buy or lease a new car? Consider these helpful gas saving tips form the U.S. Department of Energy to lessen your frequency of visits to the pump. 1. Avoid Aggressive Driving. … Continue reading

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Internet reality show “Plugged In” features chance to win a 2012 Ford Focus Electric

Interest in EVs and hybrids is up according to the record March sales reports for the U.S. market. With high fuel costs as a negative driver to finding money-saving alternatives, and luxury (think designated parking spaces and car pool lane … Continue reading

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