A Georgia lawmaker wants the state to reinstate tax credits for the purchase of electric vehicles, less than a year after a previous program ended.
Georgia had been a national leader in the sales of electric vehicles, thanks in large part to a $5,000 tax credit. But lawmakers last year eliminated the program and imposed an annual $200 registration fee on cars like the Nissan Leaf. Since then, sales here have plummeted.
Kaiser would offer up to a $3,000 tax credit for plug-in cars through 2017, and $2000 through 2019.
The bill comes as advocates urge lawmakers to study ways to encourage the purchase of electric and other alternatively fueled vehicles.
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