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Author Archives: Loren McDonald

Edmunds: “Elimination of federal tax credits likely to kill US EV market” (Wrong)

April 14th, 2017 | by Loren McDonald

“Without these (federal and state tax) credits, this (electric vehicle) market is likely to crash.” This is the prognostication in a new report from Edmunds, the car information company. Ouch. While the report has some great data and analysis, especially regarding the boom and bust electric vehicle (EV) sales situation that occurred in the US state of Georgia, the ultimate conclusion just gets it wrong

Predicting When US Federal EV Tax Credit Will Expire For Tesla Buyers

January 20th, 2017 | by Loren McDonald

One of the most frequent questions you see these days in electric vehicle forums, blog comments, Facebook groups, and here on CleanTechnica is some variation of the following: "I reserved my Tesla Model 3 on (fill the date), will I still be eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit when my car becomes available?"

“CARMA” — An EV Adoption Framework For US Auto Buyers

January 4th, 2017 | by Loren McDonald

Remember a few short years ago when the hot debate was whether cars in the future would be predominantly powered by fuel cells versus batteries? And even more fundamentally, if electric vehicles would ever move beyond the niche "green" and luxury-performance buying market? My how sentiment seems to have changed recently

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