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Behind the Quiet State-by-State Fight Over Electric Vehicles

March 11, 2017View for printing

Today, the economic incentives that have helped electric vehicles gain a toehold in America are under attack, state by state.

When Georgia repealed its generous $5,000 tax credit on electric vehicles in July 2015, and instead slapped a $200 registration fee on electric cars, sales quickly tumbled.

In the month before the repeal, nearly 1,300 electric vehicles were sold in the state. By August, those sales had all but evaporated -- to just 97 cars.

It was a hint of what would come.

By HIROKO TABUCHI

Full Story: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/bu ... bottom-well

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