Trump's proposed budget eliminates the tax credit for buyers of electric vehicles. The oil industry backs this, as well as a bill to impose a 'user fee' on drivers of electric vehicles.
EVs are essential for fighting climate change. According to Union of Concerned Scientists, 1/5 of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions comes from cars and trucks. To head off the impacts of climate change, we must switch to renewable energy sources generating electricity. Electric vehicles are responsible for fewer emissions than cars getting 80 mpg.
EVs save lives. According to MIT, vehicles kill 53,000 people annually prematurely from particulate or microscopic soot pollution. The California Energy Commission says putting five million EVs on the road, about one-third of the vehicles currently on the road in the state, would save $640 million in health costs from reduced air pollution.
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