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Test Drive an EV on September 28, 2024 at BECU

Posted on April 19, 2024 in Automotive News

Electric vehicles (EVs) are leading the way to a greener automotive future. Join us at the FREE EV Test Drive Event on Sept. 28, 2024. You’ll have a chance to test drive many different EV models that will be featured on-site. BECU Tukwila Financial Center Saturday, Sept. 23 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 12770 Gateway Drive Tukwila, WA 98168 There’s no better time than now to explore how electric vehicle ownership can benefit you in the future. That’s why Washington State Auto Dealers Association has partnered with BECU, Seattle City Light, and local franchised dealerships to offer you an exclusive […]

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IRS Clean Vehicle Tax Credit Information

Posted on March 22, 2024 in Automotive News

If you place in service a new plug-in electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in 2023 or after, you may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit. For more information on how to qualify see Publication 5866, New Clean Vehicle Tax Credit Checklist. At the time of sale, a seller must give you information about your vehicle’s qualifications. Sellers must also register online and report the same information to the IRS. If they don’t, your vehicle won’t be eligible for the credit. For more information see Publication 5905, Information for Consumers Purchasing a New or Used Clean VehiclePDF. Find information on […]

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EVs that qualify for a state sales tax exemption

Posted on August 2, 2023 in Automotive News

There is a partial state sales and use tax exemption for new or used passenger cars, light duty trucks, or medium duty passenger vehicles that are: Exclusively powered by a clean alternative fuel; or A plug-in hybrid vehicle that can travel at least 30 miles on battery power alone. A new vehicle may only have a selling price of up to $45,000 to qualify for the exemption.  A used vehicle may only have a selling price of up to $30,000 to qualify.  A trade-in or manufacturer rebate does not lower the selling price of a vehicle. Eligible vehicles qualify for a sales […]

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Join Washington’s franchised new car and truck dealers in the EV Revolution

Posted on July 23, 2023 in Automotive News

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The vehicle models that qualify for the new IRS EV tax credits

Posted on April 20, 2023 in Automotive News

On April 18, 2023, the number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) eligible for an Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 30D tax credit shrank considerably. According to the Internal Revenue Service, 22 EVs now qualify for IRC Section 30D tax credits, down from 41. Of these, 14 qualify for the full $7,500 credit and 8 for $3,750. Qualifying for the full $7,500 credit: Cadillac Lyriq EV (2023-2024) Chevrolet Blazer EV (2024) Chevrolet Bolt EUV (2022-2023) Chevrolet Bolt EV (2022-2023) Chevrolet Equinox EV (2024) Chevrolet Silverado EV (2024) Chrysler Pacifica PHEV (2022-2023) Ford F-150 Lightning, standard range […]

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Marcus Glasper appointed new director of Washington Department of Licensing

Posted on February 22, 2023 in Automotive News

  Gov. Jay Inslee named Marcus Glasper to serve as director of Washington state’s Department of Licensing (DOL). He replaces Teresa Bernsten, who retired earlier this month. Aléjandro Sanchez, DOL’s deputy director and current interim director, will continue leading the agency until Glasper begins on April 1. Glasper currently serves as the director of Washington’s Lottery, a position he has held since 2017. In that capacity, he created a new strategic roadmap for the organization, established a first-of-its-kind retail space, and implemented a voluntary self-exclusion program and other responsible gambling verification policies. He is a respected and proven leader with […]

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February is Black History Month

Posted on February 1, 2023 in Automotive News

With roots dating back to 1926, Black History Month has been celebrated across the country for nearly a century.  It has grown to encompass the full breadth of the Black experience in the U.S., including educational programs, cultural institutions, and the business community. WSADA joins with dealers and dealership employees across the state and the country in celebrating the history of Black Americans not just in the franchised new car and truck dealership system, but in all walks of life. There are a number of resources available to learn more about Black History Month, including a website curated by the […]

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Thinking of electrifying your ride? Learn more with SIAS Spokesperson Tom Voelk

Posted on April 19, 2022 in Automotive News, Media Campaigns, Press Releases

    -Seattle International Auto Show Spokesperson Tom Voelk Thinking of electrifying your ride? There are many great reasons to do it. The Pacific Northwest is rich in hydro and wind generated power. We enjoy some of the greenest and cheapest electricity on the planet. EVs don’t need oil changes or trips to the gas station. With loads of instant torque and a low center of gravity, they’re satisfying to drive. And even before gas prices rose higher than Mt. Rainier, electric vehicles were much cheaper to operate. Plus, there’s much more choice now. Automakers have woken up and offer […]

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Governor Inslee revises end date for mask mandate, will be lifted beginning March 12

Posted on February 28, 2022 in Automotive News

Following a review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) change to its guidance on masking based on Covid-19 hospitalizations, hospital capacity, and new cases, today Governor Inslee announced he has revised the previous (March 21) end date for the statewide mask mandate: Beginning March 1 — End of vaccine verification or negative test requirements at large public events. Beginning March 12 — Mask mandate for retail businesses including dealerships, schools, and other indoor settings including houses of worship, recreation centers, athletic facilities, and libraries is lifted. Additionally, masks will continue to be required in certain health care […]

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A glimpse into manufacturer EV plans

Posted on February 27, 2022 in Automotive News

A number of manufacturers have made exciting recent announcements about their upcoming plans in electric, hydrogen, and hybrid vehicles. BMW Group In Munich, the BMW Group has been working on hydrogen technology for more than 40 years and hydrogen fuel cell technology for more than 20 years. The goal is to use energy from hydrogen instead of high-voltage batteries to power an electric drive train. The next step in the plan is to install essential components from the hydrogen-electric drive train in the fuel cell system, which will then be installed in the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT from 2022. Hydrogen […]

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Car dealers make the Evergreen State even greener

Posted on October 16, 2021 in Automotive News

By Brad Brotherton What if I told you that the auto dealers of Washington state are on the front lines in the fight against climate change? I wouldn’t blame you if you did a double take. But I’d ask you to hear me out – to let me make the sale. Local dealerships have embraced electric vehicles as products we’re proud to sell. Fifteen years ago, that wasn’t the case. In their early days, electric vehicles were questionable in terms of quality and, for most consumers, value. Manufacturers mainly built them to satisfy government mandates, not customer desires. EVs didn’t […]

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Dealers donate time, services and goods

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Automotive News

Article from Automotive News | Written by Whitney McDonald In Kent, Wash., south of Seattle, Bowen Scarff Ford-Lincoln started a GoFundMe drive on its website in mid-March called “Help Local Hardworking Nurses.” The donations are used to buy snacks that are delivered to nurses’ break rooms at four hospitals near the dealership. As of May 13, $15,536 has been raised. Dealership owner Mark Scarff makes daily trips to area grocery and warehouse stores and takes the goods back to the dealership showroom to be packaged into bags for delivery. The first deliveries were made to Valley Medical Center on March […]

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