After a federal taxcredit and state rebate, the price of these cars will come out at around a cool 20k. Funny that this article cites “a shortage of public charging stations as the sole reason for auto makers scrapping electric vehicles in the 1990s. By Dana Hull for the San Jose Mercury News. By Dana Hull. ’ .
Auto lobbyists say the government should provide more cash subsidies to ease. If they don’t, then the car industry warns it’ll be hard to hit President Obama’s goal of one million electric and/or plug-in vehicles on the road by 2015. the introduction of EVs.
A new study sponsored by Indiana University concludes that President Obama’s vision of one million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on US roads by 2015 will require concentrated efforts action from all stakeholders— the autoindustry, federal government, the scientific community, and consumers—to be realized.
In a pre-response to that speech, having successfully advocated for plug-in hybrids like the forthcoming Chevy Volt, we propose that the President follow that speech up with a “realistic and conservative” roadmap to halve our oil use in 10 years. Well, America’s autoindustry delivered over 100,000. Finally, it’s time to begin.
The Oregon Legislature is contemplating bills that provide credits for both manufacturers and purchasers of electric cars. The state of Michigan, which has seen its economy decimated by the collapse of the gas-powered autoindustry, is pouring incentives into the alt-car market. Inappropriate? Alert us. Caption contest! MORE >>
’s expertise on the autoindustry in general, we are concerned that in its understanding of future pathways, it offers a flawed analysis and predictions based on business-as-usual, notes a posting on the California Car Initiative’s Web site. Supporters of the car say that’s shortsighted. rolls toward bankruptcy. MORE >>