SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
SACE is working to Protect Georgia’s Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles!
Georgia is currently #2 in the country for all electric vehicle (EV) sales, thanks in large part to the state’s very favorable “Alternative Fuels Tax Credit,” which provides a $5,000 credit to anyone who purchases or leases a battery-powered EV in the state. As one of the very strongest in the country, it has led to Georgia’s highly acclaimed success – Georgia is #1 in the country for Nissan LEAF sales!
But some state legislators are threatening to repeal the credit during the 2015 legislative session (which runs from January 12 through March or April).
SACE’s outreach and advocacy helped thwart similar efforts to remove Georgia’s tax credit last year, and we are gearing up to stop new attacks and ensure that this critical credit remains in place and remains a strong incentive for Georgians to embrace this new technology, which we believe is a critical part of a plan to reduce our country’s emissions and oil use by up to half over the next 20 years.
SACE is actively engaged already with a coalition of businesses, manufacturers and other advocates in Georgia to provide solutions to some of the critics’ concerns with the current credit and provide data on the benefits that the credit is playing in the state. Some modifications to the current policy may be necessary, but we want to make sure that the resulting credit remains capable of incentivizing continued increased purchase of EVs in Georgia.
To learn more about EVs in general, check out our recent blog written by SACE Clean Fuels Director and proud Nissan LEAF owner Anne Blair. If you live in Georgia, join us in fighting for strong incentives for EV owners by contacting your state representatives and senators to urge them to keep the tax credit in place!