WXVU MAINLINE NEWS MINUTE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 23
Written by Gabriella Raful on October 24, 2023
By: Gabriella Raful
A Pennsylvania environmental group is promoting electric vehicles as both cost-effective for drivers and a means to address climate change. Keystone State motorists appear to be embracing the transition to electric vehicles , with registrations surging 82-percent last year, to nearly 43-thousand. Elizabeth Gore with the Environmental Defense Fund says car companies have made billions of dollars in commitments to help drive down electric vehicles prices. Her group estimates Pennsylvania electric vehicle owners could save more than 25-thousand dollars over the life of the vehicle, along with lower fuel costs.
:14 “There are tax credits that were part of the Biden clean energy plan. Those can be point-of-sale rebates. This drives the price down even farther. And so, families can stop worrying about the price of gas, and they can experience lower maintenance costs.”
Tag: Gore emphasizes that the Inflation Reduction Act included substantial tax rebates for buying an electric car or passenger truck – as much as 75-hundred dollars for a new vehicle, and 4-thousand for a used one.