Georgia EV Supporters Prepare To Defend State Credit In 2015
EV supporters in Georgia are gearing up to save the state’s tax credit from the chopping block after nearly losing it earlier this year.
According to WABE-FM, the city of Atlanta is second in the EV ownership game in the United States, falling behind the technocratic capital that is San Francisco. The high ranking is due to the state’s credit of up to $5,000 on EVs, helping to take off $12,500 from the bottom line when the $7,500 federal credit is taken into account.
Were the state credit have been cut, EV sales would fall dramatically. EV Club of the South board member Michael Beinenson says the credit — and not wanting to feel like Ed Begley Jr. — is the main draw for consumers in Georgia. He also hopes that the credit’s terms are merely changed instead of the entire credit being guillotined when the state’s legislature meets again next year, and is preparing to defend it to the bitter end with other like-minded supporters.
The credit was set to be removed from the books in 2014, citing lost revenue in the millions of dollars as the reason; the bill that would have made it so died hours before the 2014 session drew to a close.
From what I can tell, there is no Georgia tax credit on PHEVs.
Yeah, no PHEVs, but it does include leases--which is why you can find "Lease a Leaf for free in Georgia" postings all over the internet. Not really sure that this is the best way for the state to spend its tax dollars. Still, as long as the state is offering "free cars", I might as well pick one up, and limit the old minivan to occasional use.
I'm relocating to Augusta soon so if this is still out there I am going to give it a look. Didn't know Georgia had this credit.
Once some group gets to suck the government teet, they get mighty noisy if the taxpayers who pay for it try to take it away.