22 Jun '18, 2pm

Conservative poll says Americans resent electric-car tax credits

Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland [photo: Forth] Enlarge Photo Results of a study released Tuesday by the American Energy Alliance found that most voters object to tax credits for electric cars. Tellingly, the poll also shows that the public generally supports electric cars themselves. Two-thirds said they are better for the environment than than gasoline powered cars, and 50 percent (a plurality) named that as the best reason to support the sale of electric vehicles, followed by 34 percent who said they reduce dependence on foreign oil. "The fossil fuel industry, which sponsored this poll, is searching for reasons to keep us hooked on oil," says Luke Tonachel, director of the clean vehicles and fuels program with NRDC. "Yet their own poll shows that Americans recognize that electric vehicles reduce pollution and dependence on...

Full article: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117370_conservative...

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