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Current Actions

  • Urge your Legislators to Support HB 2778 and HB 2613

    Washington State's House Transportation Committee is set to take up two bills (HB2778 and HB2613) that would fix the alternative fuel vehicle sales tax exemption, which can provide up to 9.8% off of the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) with 30 miles or more of electric range.

    HB2778: Modifying retail sales and use tax exemption criteria for certain clean alternative fuel vehicles.

    HB2613: Modifying retail sale and use tax exemptions for certain clean alternative fuel and electrically powered vehicles.

    Please write your senator and representatives today in support of these two important bills. Each has a different approach, but both face an uphill battle in this short session, and the differences are less important than getting something through to make sure that Washington has incentives for game-changing 2017 models like the Chevy Bolt, which is expected to deliver 200 miles of range for a mid-market price.

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  • Thank the President and Members of Congress for Supporting Electric Vehicles

    On December 18, 2015 Congress passed and the President signed the omnibus bill which included two victories for electric vehicles. Plug In America has been agressively advocating for these tax credits and we are pleased that they've been passed.

    First, plug-in motorcycles receive a tax credit worth 10% of their vehicle's cost, up to a maximum of $2,500.

    Also included was a tax credit for chargling stations, which are eligible for a tax credit up to 30% of the cost.

    These laws are retroactive to January 1, 2015, purchases from this year are covered by these tax credits. These credits are set to expire on December 31, 2016. 

    Read our recent blogpost for more information on these tax credits and Plug In America's other legislative efforts.

    Use the form below to send a note to your Member of Congress and the President, thanking them for supporting this effort.

    Thank you,

    Joel Levin
    Executive Director
    Plug In America 

  • Support HB2092 and have your support for EVs be heard

    Oregon House Bill 2092 has been introduced to create a tax credit for Zero Emission Vehicles. If this bill is passed into law, Oregonians would enjoy a rebate on the purchase of new Electric Vehicles - cars and motorbikes. You can read the full text of the bill here

    Oregon legislators need to hear your voice in support of electric vehicle incentives. We need you to let them know that the public wants to see more electric vehicles in the state. Here are two ways to do that:

    • Sign the UCS Petition
    • Send a letter to your legislator letting them know you support this bill (enter zip code below to send to your legislators)
    By making it easier to purchase electric vehicles in the state of Oregon, legislators will go a long way towards conserving our precious natural resources, keeping our spending in state and ensuring our energy independence.
    Please join us in calling for the Oregon Legislature to pass this bills and support state incentives for electric vehicles.

    Thank you,

    Michael Thwaite
    Plug In America

    ENTER YOUR ZIP CODE HERE TO LOOK UP & CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

  • Exempt Electric Vehicles from Florida Sales Tax and Pass SB 864 & HB 905

    Last month, State Senator Darren Soto and Representative John Cortes introduced legislation (Senate Bill 864 & House Bill 905) that would exempt Electric and Hydrogen Vehicles from Florida Sales & Use Tax.  If these bills are passed and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott, consumers and businesses could see tax exemptions on electric vehicles beginning in July of this year.

    Florida legislators need to hear your voice in favor of electric vehicle incentives.  We need you to let them know that the public supports electric vehicles.

    Plug In America supporters in Florida started a petition encouraging the Florida Legislature to pass these bills.  Please take a moment to sign the petition and contact your state legislators (by entering your zip code below) expressing your support.

    Our prevalence for gasoline automobiles raises environmental concerns, creates a dependence on oil largely imported from foreign nations and exposes consumers to volatile fuel prices.  By making it easier to purchase electric vehicles in the Sunshine State, Florida's leaders will go a long way towards conserving our precious natural resources, cutting taxes and ensuring our energy independence.

    Please join us in calling for the Florida Legislature to pass these bills and support state incentives for electric vehicles by signing the petition or contacting your legislators below.

    Thank you,

    Michael Thwaite
    Plug In America

    ENTER YOUR ZIP CODE HERE TO LOOK UP & CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

  • Help New Jersey Move Forward, Support EV Charging Along Our Highways

    Assemblyman Timothy Eustace, our state’s only EV driving assemblyman, is once again putting forth legislation to help promote the adoption of alternate fuel and electric vehicles here in New Jersey.

    On Thursday February 12th, Assemblyman Eustace will be approaching the Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee and calling for their support for NJ Bill A1728.

    NJ Bill A1728 requires New Jersey Turnpike Authority and South Jersey Transportation Authority to provide natural gas refueling, propane refueling, and electric vehicle recharging stations at certain rest areas on New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Atlantic City Expressway.

    What this means to us here in New Jersey is the potential for a North-South electric highway opening up easy and convenient long distance travel for electric cars.

    Please use the form below to let your state representatives know that you support this bill and want the transportation committee to move New Jersey forward.

    Thank you,

    Michael Thwaite
    Plug In America