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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Boost electric-car tax credit, say advocates

Boost electric-car tax credit, say advocates - World News Report:

"Encouraging the use of electric vehicles, that's one piece of the puzzle," she said. "To have the vehicles and to have them available means we have to have charging stations."
And more charging stations means less "range anxiety" for owners of electric vehicles, said Mike Salisbury, transportation program analyst for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project.
Electric cars are smooth and quiet, "like an iPad compared to a desktop computer," said Cheryl Loveless, mother of four and owner of an electric vehicle.

"People talk about not being able to afford them," he said. "They just don't understand how cheap they are."
Tax credits lower the extra cost of buying an electric vehicle.
"Once things go electric, they will never go back," Edson said. "It's going to be a revolution."