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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:09 am

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Even with $8,000 tax credit extended, fuel-cell lease prices won't change, automakers say
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... makers-say

An $8,000 federal tax credit on qualifying hydrogen fuel-cell passenger vehicles has been extended through January 2022 though the latest economic stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Congress. The bill awaits signature by the outgoing President.

The tax credit, called the Fuel Cell Motor Vehicle Tax Credit, had been due to expire at the end of the month. It dates back to the George W. Bush administration and has been extended several times. It actually expired on December 31, 2017, but it was retroactively extended through December 31, 2020.

That, combined with the $4,500 rebate through the California CVRP, a program administered by CARB, helps ease the string of otherwise high sticker prices of the three fuel-cell passenger vehicles currently offered in the U.S.: the Hyundai Nexo, Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, and Toyota Mirai. . . .
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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:27 pm

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California ARB directs additional clean vehicle rebates to lower-income families
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... -cvrp.html

. . . CVRP offers standard rebates of $1,000 to $4,500 for the purchase or lease of a new eligible plug-in hybrid or zero-emission vehicle. An additional $2,500 rebate is available to low- and moderate-income households at or below 400% of the federal poverty level.

CVRP set aside $25 million for the $2,500 increased rebates for low- and moderate-income households for Fiscal Year 2019-20. That allocation was exhausted on 5 February 2021. To continue support for new EV purchases and leases by low- and moderate-income car shoppers, CARB is dedicating an additional $25 million, or half of the remaining CVRP funds, to ensure that the $2,500 increased rebates remain funded into fall 2021.

According to data compiled by CVRP administrator Center for Sustainable Energy, the program has awarded 65,949 rebates to low- and moderate-income Californians and those living in disadvantaged and low-income communities over the past four years.

Since 2016, when CVRP instituted income caps for applicants and created increased rebates for lower income-qualified consumers, 34% of rebate funding, or $182.9 million, has gone to lower-income applicants and those living in disadvantaged communities. The percentage grew last year to 38%. . . .

To accelerate consumer EV adoption, CVRP also is expanding its Rebate Now program, which allows qualifying low- and moderate-income car shoppers to get their rebate at the showroom instead of waiting for a check in the mail. They can prequalify online, then use their rebate as a down payment at the point of sale or lease. CVRP Rebate Now has been available for three years in San Diego County as a pilot program and in April will extend into eight counties in the San Joaquin Valley, with a specific focus of providing rebates to lower-income car shoppers.

Low- and moderate-income consumers may also qualify for CARB’s other clean transportation equity programs, including Clean Cars 4 All, which offers up to $9,500 for scrapping an older car and replacing it with an EV, and the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program, which offers grants of up to $5,000 to pay for a plug-in EV and access to affordable financing. In November 2020, CARB also instituted the California Clean Fuel Reward program that offers all EV purchasers up to $1,500 off the vehicle cost at the point of sale.

Initiated in 2010, CVRP has awarded over 401,900 rebates totaling more than $918,396,700. Nearly 65% of all EVs on California roadways received a CVRP incentive.
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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:36 pm

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Government of Canada investing C$2.75B to electrify transit systems across the country
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... anada.html

The Government of Canada plans to provide C$2.75 billion (US$2.17 billion) in funding over five years, starting in 2021, to enhance public transit systems and switch them to cleaner electrical power, including supporting the purchase of zero-emission public transit and school buses.

This funding is part of an eight year, C$14.9-billion (US$11.77-billion) public transit investment recently outlined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and will also support municipalities, transit authorities and school boards with transition planning, increase ambition on the electrification of transit systems, and deliver on the government’s commitment to help purchase 5,000 zero-emission buses over the next five years. . . .
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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:22 pm

BBC:
Backlash grows against cut to electric car grants
https://www-bbc-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.or ... 20%251%24s

The Department for Transport will reduce the grant from £3,000 to £2,500 and restrict it to cars under £35,000. . . .

The government said that higher-priced vehicles are typically bought by drivers who can afford to switch to electric vehicles without a subsidy.

It said the changes will allow funding for the grant to go further.

Transport minister Rachel Maclean said: "We want as many people as possible to be able to make the switch to electric vehicles."

"The increasing choice of new vehicles, growing demand from customers, and rapidly rising number of chargepoints means that while the level of funding remains as high as ever, given soaring demand, we are re-focusing our vehicle grants on the more affordable zero emission vehicles."

The government will also alter how it calculates the plug-in van grant, and change the eligibility for the grant to vehicles that are able to travel for 60 miles without any emissions. . . .

With the government now planning to ban the sale of new non-hybrid petrol and diesel cars from 2030, it seems to be relying less on incentives and more on compulsion to bring about change.

Less carrot and more stick.

But the industry believes this approach is wrong and that reducing the grant threatens to choke off the growth in electric car use, at a time when many other countries are offering much bigger subsidies.

Since 2018, the government has been narrowing the scope of the grant, bringing the level down in stages from £5,000 and tightening the eligibility criteria.

It said in 2018 that it wanted to gradually get rid of the grants. In March 2020, it extended the grant schemes for three years with £582m funding. . . .



A related story via GCR:
Report: Tesla lobbied for higher taxes on gas and diesel vehicles in the UK
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... -in-the-uk

Tesla lobbied the United Kingdom government to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel cars in order to fund higher subsidies for electric cars, The Guardian reported Tuesday.

The automaker proposed both increased fuel taxes on gasoline and diesel, as well as a charge on internal-combustion car purchases, the paper reported, citing documents submitted to the government.

"Supporting zero-emissions vehicle uptake via mechanisms to make new fossil-fueled cars pay for the damage they cause is entirely reasonable and logical," Tesla wrote in the documents, dated last July.

Tesla said £3,000 (about $4,200 at the time of writing) grants for electric cars would be "revenue neutral," provided the government also brought in £49 ($68) per gasoline and diesel car sold in the U.K., based on 2019 sales figures. That would have to rise to £750 ($1,050) per gasoline and diesel car once EVs reached 20% market share, Tesla said.

The automaker also argued for a zero-emission vehicle mandate similar to what's already in place in its home state of California, the report said. Both the UK and California are moving to end sales of new internal-combustion vehicles by 2035. . . .
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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:05 pm

A long way from becoming a reality, via IEVS:
Can Democrats Actually Work To Replace All U.S. Gas Cars With EVs?
https://insideevs.com/news/495210/deomc ... potential/

Senate Majority Leader Schumer is determined to try, and potential is greater with the new Democratic administration and majority. . . .

However, it's likely to be a very tough road forward.

As Teslarati recently reported, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is a big advocate for accelerating the transition to EVs. In fact, he wants to go so far as to add a proposal to President Biden's infrastructure bill. The Schumer plan would work to replace all gas cars in the U.S. with electric cars.

Keep in mind, Schumer has been suggesting this proposal for years. However, something like this would never pass with a Republican president and majority. Sadly, it may be considerably difficult to pass even with Democratic control, however, the chances of success are much more promising. Schumer told The Verge in an interview (via Teslarati):

“It’s a bold new plan designed to accelerate America’s transition to all electric vehicles on the road, to developing a charging infrastructure, and to grow American jobs through clean manufacturing. And the ultimate goal is to have every car manufactured in America be electric by 2030, and every car on the road be clean by 2040."

How exactly would this plan work?
Schumer says people who trade in a gas car for an electric vehicle would be eligible for a discount. More importantly, the incentive would be available at the point of sale, rather than some time later as a tax credit. A person familiar with the matter said these discounts would be larger than the current $7,500 U.S. federal EV tax credit.

Schumer also wants to offer incentives to automakers who opt in to phase out gas cars. These would include direct financial support and tax incentives for the installation of charging infrastructure, not only for automakers, but also for property owners and local governments.

There are still few details about the official plan, though Schumer did reveal that the estimated government cost is $454 billion over the next 10 years.

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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:25 pm

If they want to get it through, they need to replace "all" with "most." "All" won't happen anyway, so why antagonize needlessly?
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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:51 pm

National parks to offer free parking for eco-cars
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20210328_01/
"Officials say the free parking will be available for electric and fuel cell vehicles at 16 parking lots in 10 national parks and two national gardens."

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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:42 pm

^^^ You might want to include a mention that the above refers to Japanese national parks.
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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:47 pm

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CARB to consider approving Clean Miles Standard for TNCs at May meeting; 90% eVMT, 0 gCO2/PMT by 2030
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... 1-cms.html

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct a public hearing on 20 May to consider approving for adoption of the proposed Clean Miles Standard—the first proposed regulation to address environmental requirements for ride-hailing services specifically. (Earlier post.)

California’s Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program of 2018 (SB 1014) directs CARB to . . . place environmental requirements on transportation network companies (TNCs) in California.

The specific requirements proposed in this regulation are two targets: an electrification target in the metric of percent eVMT and a GHG emission target in the metric of grams of CO2 per passenger-mile-traveled (g CO2/PMT).

The electrification and GHG targets start in 2023 at 2% eVMT and 252 g CO2/PMT, respectively, and slowly increase in stringency to 90% eVMT and 0 g CO2/PMT in 2030.

Electrification targets can only be met with electric miles driven with passengers in the car using a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or a fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

TNCs have several options for reducing company-wide GHG emissions to comply with the annual targets. These include improving fleet-wide fuel efficiency; reducing VMT by increasing shared rides; reducing VMT by reducing deadhead miles; and earning CO2 credits by investing in active transportation infrastructure, or by providing integrated fare services to connect riders to mass transit.

The proposed regulation also includes requirements for annual data submittals, annual compliance reports, and biennial compliance plans. . . .

Cumulative statewide emission reductions from the proposed regulation from 2023–2031 are estimated to be 93.21 tons PM2.5, 298.03 tons NOx and 1.81 million metric tons (MMT) CO2. In addition, the proposed regulation is estimated to result in a reduction of 0.36 MMT of CO2 in the year 2030, representing a 0.39% reduction in the light-duty fleet for that year. . . .

California Assemblymembers introduce bill phasing out gasoline-fueled small off-road engines
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... -sore.html


Virginia becomes 15th Clean Cars state; LEV and ZEV program signed into law
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... ginia.html


UK announces up to $165M to support introduction of zero-emission buses
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... zebra.html
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Re: Government subsidies/perks/mandates for EVs

Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:38 pm

GCC:
Washington state legislature passes law establishing setting MY2030 target for 100% electric new LDV sales
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... ngton.html

. . . Clean Cars 2030 passed as an amendment to E2SHB 1287, a bill mandating electric utility preparation for an all-EV future, with a vote of 25-23 in the Senate and 54-43 in the House. It now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for signature. . . .

The 2030 goal will take effect once a road usage charge, or equivalent fee or tax based on vehicle miles traveled, is in effect in the state with at least 75% of the registered passenger and light duty vehicles in the state participating.

The target will be in effect for all publicly owned and privately owned passenger and light duty vehicles of MY2030 or later that are sold, purchased, or registered in Washington state.

The legislation defines “electric vehicles” as vehicles that use energy stored in rechargeable battery packs or in hydrogen and which rely solely on electric motors for propulsion. . . .

I wonder if they've also passed laws mandating all new housing must be built with charging facilities, and landlords of all existing housing must retrofit them with charging by such and such a date, along with money to pay for it as well as the necessary public charging/H2 stations? California has passed various laws towards those ends to meet our proposed 2035 ICE ban, although they don't go far enough. Anybody, Dave, Wet, have any more info on what Washington has done along those lines?
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