Yep, I just wrote my new Delegate. She just got sworn in yesterday.Time to call/write your local representatives if you support this EV incentive.
Great points. And for Virginians, it’s not just foreign oil and gas. We really dont produce much (?any) oil and gas in Virginia. The beauty of electricity for transport is Virginians can choose to generate it from many different sources. Personally, I generate more electricity from solar than I consume.Yep, I just wrote my new Delegate. She just got sworn in yesterday.
I focused on ways to convince the republicans that this is a good idea:
1. Reduce the dependence on foreign oil.
2. The bill will pay for itself by encouraging people to buy more expensive cars, and thus pay more personal property tax.
Tax credits are not the way to go here, we’re already screwed in Virginia with personal property tax and sales tax. If anything they should try to do something in those two areas.. sales tax exemption for EV’s would help both the new and used EV market and personal property tax exemption would really cause major ev adoption as it’s the gift that keeps giving and would save S/X owners about 15k over 5 years.
I am against the government at any level picking winners and losers. I am really against them trying to force behavior with tax policy. If they have to tax; it it should be to operate their services as efficiently as possible. If they have too many $ to give some back to some citizens; then lower everyone's tax. Any consumer product should stand on it's own merits. I am tried of my tax $ going to others. Give the $ back to all tax payers and let them decided how to spend what they worked for.