This week’s issue of The Economist contains a short article on the electric vehicle tax incentives fight in Georgia written by Atlanta correspondent Miranda Johnson. She came across the story by literally falling all over the Nissan LEAFs prowling the streets of metro Atlanta. Here’s the link to Miranda’s article:
Stay tuned for the post script as the Georgia Assembly completes its 2015-2016 legislative session on April 2nd. Right now, the current $5,000 ZEV tax credit has been approved for elimination by both the House and Senate, while adding a $200/ year/EV road usage fee.
Will Georgia soon be known as the most hostile state to EVs in the US? Let’s hope not! If you live in Georgia, it’s not too late to contact Governor Nathan Deal and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle (LEAF driver) and voice your opinion. Each of their webpages has a contact form:
Governor Nathan Deal: https://gov.georgia.gov/webform/contact-governor-domestic-form
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle: http://ltgov.georgia.gov/contact-lt-governor