That special legislative committee met three times in 2016 but made not legislative recommendations. But advocates for electric vehicles hope lawmakers can be persuaded to help their cause, either by providing some incentives or reducing the registration fee, which is the highest in the nation.
Don Francis, director of Clean Cities Georgia,
is hoping to lawmakers will agree to roll back sales tax on the purchase of zero-emission cars
, similar to what other states have done.
Jeff Cohen, founder of the Atlanta Electric Vehicle Development Coalition, said he’d like to see the registration fee reduced. Georgia is second in the nation with about 25,000 electric cars on the road, but Cohen said the loss of the tax credit has hurt the cause.
“We should be around 40,000 vehicles now,” he said. “We’re not growing.”