Will Indonesia’s ambitious plan to subsidize EVs and hybrids benefit everyone?
In December 2022, Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, Agus Gumiwang, announced the government’s plan to provide purchase subsidies for electric cars, hybrid cars, and electric motorbikes, and to subsidize the cost of converting combustion-engine motorbikes to electric. What does this mean for consumers?
Would a frequent flying tax be progressive?
In September 2022, we published a proposal for using a global frequent flying levy (FFL) to cover the estimated abatement cost of commercial aviation. Now we investigate whether this solution is progressive or regressive.
Can the Inflation Reduction Act unlock a green hydrogen economy?
Explores the potential of the Inflation Reduction Act to boost use of green hydrogen in the United States.
A 2022 update on electric car sales: China taking the lead, the U.S. catching up, and Europe falling behind
Standards and supporting policies can have a big impact on the electric vehicle market
Whose BEV is it anyway? New registrations and disparities across Europe
The breakdown of new registrations of battery electric cars reveals much about which groups benefit from incentive programs.
Revamping the federal EV tax credit could help average car buyers combat record gasoline prices
The federal EV tax credit is not yet an idea whose time has passed. Just the opposite. It’s a double-edged policy tool that will advance key environmental and economic aims while helping pretty ordinary Americans deal with rising gasoline prices and a rising cost of living. Now is the time to extend it, with prudent changes, as part of the reconciliation package.
Incentivizing zero- and low-emission vehicles: The magic of feebate programs
If designed properly, feebates can be a revenue neutral way to help spur the transition to electric.
Purchase premiums for plug-in hybrids in Germany: Within the EU’s CO2 standards, the subsidy does more harm than good for the climate
The promotion of plug-in hybrids makes it easier for manufacturers to meet CO2 standards without reducing emissions.
Kaufprämie für Plug-in-Hybride abschaffen: Warum die Förderung dem Klima mehr schadet als nützt
Die Förderung von Plug-in-Hybriden erleichtert Herstellern die CO2-Standards zu erfüllen ohne entsprechend Emissionen einzusparen. Das erhöht die CO2-Emissionen in der Gesamtflotte.
How much does an electric semi really cost?
The cost calculus for fleet owners hinges on how much more it costs to buy an electric truck than a diesel truck—and how fuel and maintenance savings may make up the difference
Should heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers get NOx credits for ZEVs sales?
Argues that crediting manufacturers of zero-emission trucks and buses for avoided NOx emissions could lead to perverse outcomes
Coming back for seconds: Can ZEV regulations expand access to used ZEVs?
Describes an emerging opportunity to use regulations to make zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) more widely accessible by promoting the secondhand ZEVs market