Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1 pm to 3 pm, Winchester Town Green, Laraway Parking Area
Local EV Ambassadors will be on hand to discuss Electric Vehicle Ownership. Dealerships are providing test drives. The following are confirmed so far:
Sponsors: Winchester Unitarian Society, Sustainable Winchester, Cool Winchester, Climate Action Advisory Committee, Parish of the Epiphany, first Congregational Church, Second Congregational Church.
Celebrate the New EV Charger!
Sign up here (not required).
If you’re an EV fan, take action here:
Dear Plug In America Friends,
Finally, we have bipartisan legislation in Congress that supports extending the federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit to work for more drivers for a longer period of time. The current tax credit is capped at 200,000 vehicles per automaker, with Tesla and GM having already hit that cap.
The Driving America Forward Act, introduced today, would raise that cap to 600,000 vehicles per automaker. The legislation is sponsored by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Gary Peters (D-MI) on the Senate side, and Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI 5) on the House side. It has the support of the auto industry, the Edison Electric Institute, and a number of other key stakeholders.
We need your help! Tell your representative and senators to support the Driving America Forward Act NOW.
Here are the key facts:
• The current cap is raised to a total 600,000 vehicles per auto manufacturer.
• The additional 400,000 credits have a maximum value of $7,000.
• Consumers can receive the full value of a $7,000 credit through the calendar quarter after the 600,000th vehicle is sold, after which point it decreases to 50%, before being phased out entirely after six months.
• Unfortunately, the bill does not allow owners to claim the credit over multiple years, although we are still trying to get that added!
The extension of the vehicle cap will allow consumers to purchase the cars they want as the market continues to grow and mature. But we need your help to get more co-sponsors on the bill and to show Senate and House leadership there is strong support to pass this Act.
Take action now to support extending the EV tax credit for American drivers.