A Portland State University executive has written an editorial to The Oregonian about the public benefits if state government offered financial incentives for buying electric or electric assisted cars. The federal government already offers a $7,500 rebate – but now there is a bill in the Oregon legislature to have the state kick in another $1,500 to $3,000 to encourage more Oregon residents to buy them. And many more do, but they still can’t quite afford them.
It would mean a combined $9,000 to $10,500 dollar discount on a Prius, Leaf or Tesla, depending on the muscularity of one’s banking account.
Here’s the pitch found in The Oregonian. Click here.