Electric vehicles are cleaner and cheaper to fuel. While gas prices rise and fall, electricity rates in Georgia have been relatively stable for years and EVs protect drivers from that price volatility. Not only that, but money spent to power EVs is stays local. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, for every dollar spent on gasoline in the United States in the past five years, 71 cents went to extracting and refining crude oil, while less than a dime went to the local gas station (EIA 2014a; NACS 2014).
Elected officials should recognize how important electric vehicles are, and what a standout Georgia is on adopting them. Adoption of EVs will continue pay dividends to Georgians for many years to come. We encourage our leaders to consider these benefits, not to repeal this important, but support legislation that would keep a tax credit in place. Consider voicing your support for policies that promote electric vehicles today!