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2017-03-11. Behind the Quiet State-by-State Fight Over Electric Vehicles.

posted Mar 13, 2017, 10:50 AM by Alan Gould
By Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times. For GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt: When Georgia repealed its generous $5,000 tax credit on electric vehicles in July 2015, and instead slapped a $200 registration fee on electric cars, sales quickly tumbled. ...A slowdown in the country’s shift toward battery-powered vehicles could leave the American auto market a global laggard, electric vehicle proponents warn. ...Sales of electric vehicles are estimated to have jumped more than 70 percent last year in China, which now has the world’s biggest market for electric cars, with about 630,000 units on the road. Canada, France and Sweden each had growth in electric vehicle sales of 50 to 70 percent in 2016, compared with the year before.... ...Several other states have imposed new registration fees on electric vehicles. Lawmakers pushing for the fees say that because owners of battery-powered cars do not pay gasoline taxes, they should help pay for infrastructure in some way....  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/business/energy-environment/electric-cars-hybrid-tax-credits.html