MemberSeptember 19, 2021 at 2:02 pm
I have written my Congresswomen but it’s important that every one else do it too who cares about EVs. This is a miserable bill designed to help a couple of legacy companies at the expense of everyone else. Do you really think the government should be favoring 25 mile range plugins like the Prius over a 600 mile range Aptera, this bill does just that. As long as a plugin has a 10KWh battery, enough to get you to the supermarket and back assuming you ever bother to charge it, you get a $4K rebate. Congress is also repeating the mistake they made with CAFE standards. When those were introduced they wrote much weaker standards for trucks than for cars. What’s the result, the car companies stopped investing in cars and put all of their money into pickup trucks and SUVs built on truck chassis. Now instead of driving giant Buicks the country has switched to even bigger trucks and SUVs. They’ve set the rebate based on battery size rather that efficiency, that’s counter productive. Everything about this bill is dreadful.