17 Apr '17, 11am

What's behind state efforts to kill EV incentive?

Back in 2006, there was a popular documentary film, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" It told the tale of GM's EV1, its first foray into electric vehicles, attempting to understand the cause of its demise in light of the enthusiastic response among those who’d been given prototypes to test. Looking back, it was a sad tale of the false start of an industry segment whose time, it would seem, finally has come. It seemed as recently as a few months ago that the emergence of electricity as the dominant form of vehicle propulsion was all but inevitable. Now, there appears to be a contingent with considerable cash at its disposal who would like nothing better than to kill the electric car once again. A number of U.S. states have begun rolling back incentives designed to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles. Just this month, legislators in Utah voted not to extend tax cr...

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