Multiple States Offer EV Incentives in America

Incentives range from tax credits and rebates to car pool lane access.

Published: 31-Jan-2011

Nearly half the states are offering or considering incentives to consumers who buy electric cars in a bid to jump-start the fledgling market.

xperts say the sweeteners, including rebates and access to less-congestedcarpool lanes, are key to making the vehicles more affordable and convenient as automakers roll out the first mainstream electric cars in nearly a century.

The benefits, combined with a federal tax credit up to $7,500, often put the vehicles in the price range of standard cars, says Brian Wynne of the Electric Drive Transportation Association.

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