Another divide between red and blue states: Electric cars


“The desire to cut emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases in Democratic states has led to the creation of strong incentives for the purchase of electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Some red states such as Oklahoma have also rolled out inducements.

In some states, incentives include rebates, such as a $2,500 rebate in California. Massachusetts offers rebates to buyers, and also provides grants to businesses that install charging stations.

Some states allow green cars to travel in high-occupancy lanes with only the driver on board, which is a major advantage to commuters. Several states, including Colorado, offer income tax credits for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. ”

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