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EVs and Hybrids Still Too Expensive


The EVs and hybrid vehicles are still too expensive even with tax credits of $7,500 per vehicle. According to the Congressional Budget Office's presentation at this year’s Energy Information Administration conference, which took place on June 24th, based on the 2011 prices, the tax credits offered by the government could not offset the higher lifetime cost of EVs compared with the ...
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Renault Boss Wants Bigger Government Discounts for EVs
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