Archive for May, 2014

Maryland’s state legislature passed a bill last month hoping to encourage electric car purchases in the state. HB 1345 would extend Maryland’s electric tax credit three more years, through June 30th, 2017. The maximum tax incentive would also increase under the bill’s guidelines. The $1000 tax credit would be raised to $3000 after the bill goes into effect, which is scheduled for June 30th, 2014.

If the governor signs the bill, it would replace Maryland’s current $400 tax credit for installing electric-car charging stations with rebates of up to $900 for individuals and $5000 for businesses. The Maryland charging station program would have a cap at 600,000 per year with rebates available until June 2017.

If you want more information about electric vehicle rebates, you can find all of the current rebate information at

This week begins the EV rebate program in the great state of Texas. Texans can apply for a rebate from the state if you buy or lease a plug-in vehicle. The statewide incentive program was passed last session, but excludes cars that are not allowed to be sold in the state. And one of those automakers, Tesla, has been left out in the heat.

Since Tesla is not allowed to sell vehicles in the state, there are no Tesla dealerships in Texas, but showrooms where you can look at them. And looking is all you can do. No test drives or any information on the Model S, not even the price.

A bill was introduced to the state house floor that would have allowed Tesla to be excluded from dealer franchise laws. Since Tesla doesn’t franchise their dealerships, a Texan has to buy their Tesla from California. Unfortunately the bill died on the house floor, rumored to be killed by massive lobbying from auto dealers in the state who didn’t want the competition.

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