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Economic Incentive to Produce Zero Emission Vehicles

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Want to see us weaned off gas-powered cars? Here's the economic incentive


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One of the biggest obstacles to producing Zero Emission Vehicles isn't technical, but economic. Here's my plan to get ZEVs like Compressed Air/Flywheel/Fuel Cell/Electric or any hybrid of these etc. into wide acceptance:

The Mileage Triple-Credit Plan (I need to work on the name a little)
This would give auto makers credit for triple the average MPG for their fleet for every Zero Emission Vehicle they produce, and the consumer triple the rebate for a high MPG car for every ZEV they buy.

This plan would allow automakers to meet or exceed stricter CAFE standards, while promoting efficient green cars for consumers to buy.

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:

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