Published on May 17th, 2014 | by James Ayre


EV Tax Breaks & Rebates Vary Wildly Globally, As Does Effectiveness, ICCT Paper Shows

May 17th, 2014 by  

Originally published on EV Obsession.

EV Incentives Effective, Especially When Diverse (via EV Obsession)

A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows quite clearly the huge differences in EV incentives around the globe. And also the pronounced differences in the effectiveness of some of the programs. From sales-tax exemptions…

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  • JamesWimberley

    EVs are a consumer durable, with quite strong network effects via charging – stronger than fridges, weaker than mobile phones, whose utility depends on others having them. We can therefore expect them to follow the standard sigmoid curve, Demand is still being propped up by large subsidies, but it won’t be long before these aren’t needed.

  • Phil McKracken

    Plug-in hybrids will become the standard vehicle type very quickly after the next Big Oil Theater melodrama. People will then realize they rarely if ever need a gas engine and EV vehicles will follow.
    This all could happen within 10 years depending on how hard corporations fight against it or when the next war starts.

    • I agree. And then it won’t take long for many of them to realize that they could have a 100% electric car.

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