Republican Senator Proposes Taking Away US EV Tax Credit | CleanTechnica
The senator ignores the massive health savings — which help the poor more than anyone else — from cleaner air. He also ignores that stimulating quicker EV adoption means lowering the cost of batteries more quickly, which means getting electric cars into the hands of the masses more quickly, which means more health savings, financial savings, better quality of life in our cities and suburbs, and a stronger economy.
“My legislation levels the playing field for all drivers across America. Gas, electric, and alternative fuel vehicles use the same roads,” Barrasso claims. Levels the playing field? Gasoline cars have gotten a century of subsidies and continue to be heavily subsidized. As a recent report from the conservative International Energy Agency (IEA) notes, fossil fuels get $300 billion of subsidies a year globally, and those are largely for oil.