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 @9GWDTHH from California answered…6mos6MO

Regardless, the government should provide subsidies to taxpayers who purchase American-made vehicles

 @4C9DYX2Greencommented…2 days2D

No

The government should not be increase handouts to an already over-subsidized industry.

 @9JLBFWQ  from Maryland answered…4mos4MO

No, electric cars can create just as much and possibly even more waste to the environment based off the manufacturing pollution, and non recyclable materials the cars can be made with.

 @9FXQ4HF from Connecticut answered…8mos8MO

I believe electric vehicles are not the best path forward for better environmental and infrastructure-related policy. The USA infrastructure is far too heavily car dependent - especially when compared to certain European countries.
I dislike how in many regions in the U.S. many people essentially are "required" to have a car to get to work or other essential regions in a time-efficient manner. Additionally, having a car - be it gas, electric or hybrid - is often very expensive for upkeep, repairs, insurance and so on; leaving many poor, working-class members of society…  Read more

 @9FWQBF6CA Common Sense from Nevada answered…8mos8MO

I believe the world should be less focused around cars and should make things more in walking distance. I want a society where cars aren't a requirement.

 @9FY74LYfrom Maine answered…7mos7MO

No this is the government forcing consumers to buy a certain product which is interference in the market

 @9MD6K9M from Tennessee answered…1wk1W

No, focus instead on improving the electric vehicle infrastructure so that the market can decide which is better.

 @9MB2QTLSocialist from Illinois answered…1wk1W

The idea that this is the single tax incentive discussed for individuals does sort of indicate that you don't actually understand policy options and conversations around this topic.

 @9M9ZRQH from Iowa answered…1wk1W

Electric vehicles are the biggest and dumbest thing that you can enforce upon people, MERICA ROLL THAT COAL BABY

 @9M7ZCFF from Iowa answered…2wks2W

Yes, if the caveat is added that the vehicle companies be incentivized to be carbon neutral in its entire production, and fined if it is not, also the government should fund research into green and safe energy to reduce the amount of pollution currently produced by manufacturing E.V.'s and manufacturing and charging E.V. batteries.

 @9M8MGTQ from North Carolina answered…2wks2W

Yes, if the person wishes to buy an electric vehicle. Raise prices of gas powered vehicles to encourage buying electric vehicles.

 @9M7ZCFF from Iowa answered…2wks2W

No, electric vehicles may in long term, and proper use (draining a battery to almost empty before charging) be beneficial economically, but in short and even medium lengths they are harmful to environment as the recourses required to manufacture the vehicle, and especially the battery, and even to charge a vehicle battery (using fossil fuels) juristically outweighs the benefits, so unless we begin to use natural energy sources to manufacture and charge E.V.'s the answer is no for me.

  @DylanJMcCombs03Socialist  from South Carolina answered…2wks2W

Yes, but only if the electric vehicle is purchased to replace a gas one, not as an additional vehicle.

 @9M4XMQD from Michigan answered…2wks2W

yes, but scaled back, we cannot support a huge surge of electric vehicle. focus should be placed on hybrids

  @JcawolfsonIndependent  from Pennsylvania answered…3wks3W

Yes, the government should take actions to make hybrid and electric vehicles affordable for all Americans

 @9LYK873 from New York answered…3wks3W

No, it should provide subsidies to the companies that will incentivize automakers to switch to electric vehicle production.

 @9LYGBS7 from California answered…3wks3W

Yes, but only sedans, light trucks, and crossover SUVs/Minivans to reduce car size and increase pedestrian safety

 @9LWRMMY from Texas answered…3wks3W

I am already skeptical of electric vehicles, I feel like the government encouraging people to buy them is reinforcing that skepticism as well. Especially when it's been shown to us already that they can manipulate the vehicle from anywhere at any time.

 @9LPHTZ5 from Maine answered…4wks4W

Yes, but the government should invest more in public free and environmentally-friendly transportation to reduce car-dependence, increase the number of bike lanes, increase green spaces, and make all cities and towns more pedestrian-friendly.

 @9LMM58L from Ohio answered…1mo1MO

No not until more of our electric is produced in enviromentally friendly and sustainable ways. There is still too much coal in use in energy production.

 @dogr4y  from Washington D.C. answered…1mo1MO

No, because most of the people purchasing electric vehicles are already wealthy due to the high price tag, so this would only benefit the rich. Instead, encourage production of more electric vehicles at a more reasonable price.

 @9LGT7RJ from Texas answered…1mo1MO

The government should not allow regular civilians to have vehicles, and invest in public transportation.

 @9LFZ8YL from Idaho answered…1mo1MO

No because not everyone can afford an electric vehicle and that would then give people more of an incentive to go into debt to get a tax write off

 @9LBJ943  from North Carolina answered…1mo1MO

Possibly, but there should be a salary cap. If you were making an excess of $100,000, you do not need the government to give you money for anything that loan a car purchase

 @9L8247T from Illinois answered…2mos2MO

No, if this is the way the government wants to move into the future, then work on making the core product more affordable. It is the consumers choice to buy the vehicle but trade agreements to get the goods into the country to make the products. Also put strict social and environmental requirements on products coming into the country.

 @9L7THLC from Michigan answered…2mos2MO

No, but they should subsidize companies that produce electric vehicles to lower prices of those vehicles

 @9L7NXNG from California answered…2mos2MO

only if it offsets the financial burdens placed on consumers to buy these cars as well as the job losses

 @9L5QQ2N from Utah answered…2mos2MO

No because, as of right now, building electric cars and their batteries still causes harm to the environment

 @9L3PX9C from Wisconsin answered…2mos2MO

Provide subsidies to taxpayers who purchase electric bikes, but do not provide subsidies to taxpayers who purchase electric cars

 @9L2R3KY from California answered…2mos2MO

people who drive electrical battery vehicles don't have to be treated like princesses. We can combat climate change billion ways rather than this...

 @9L2H4K7Independent from Tennessee answered…2mos2MO

No, if anything enforce companies who sell electric cars to make their vehicles more accessible to be fixed.

 @4M78YV6Constitution answered…2mos2MO

No, these electric vehicles provide almost no environmental benefit as the charging stations are almost entirely supported by coal. Not to mention the human rights violations that occur in the mining of the metals for use in the EV batteries

 @9KYK2BH from California answered…2mos2MO

Purchasing any vehicle is under the consumers own digression. Electric vehicles included; everything has an impact on the environment. Claiming a method of transportation is more sustainable than another even though it has its own drawbacks is ignorant. And demanding a form of subsidy for doing something "good" encourages the issue.

 @9KVQHTP  from Florida answered…2mos2MO

No, more research is needed for the long term effects of electric vehicle production, as well as research into hydrogen motors

 @9KVMRW7 from New York answered…2mos2MO

No, the government should use taxpayer money and other resources to improve public transportation and increase access to public transportation

 @9KVFDLB from Tennessee answered…2mos2MO

Focusing on ensuring the infrastructure is in place to support EVs would make sense. If the subsidies were used for that purpose I would be in support

 @8FPLGKDIndependent  from Texas answered…2mos2MO

Yes, but there should be regulation concerning how often these subsidies can be received as buying a new electric vehicle every year is more detrimental to the environment than keeping a gas clunker.

 @9KRF497 from California answered…2mos2MO

No, the people who will receive the subsidy are the people who can most readily afford a new vehicle. This doesn't help to convert people who are driving old gas combustion automobiles to EV's

 @9KR6LKT  from New York answered…2mos2MO

While both sides are valid, and the tax clause provides an incentive for people to switch the type of energy they use. There are too many stipulations in order for the program to be effective. Not to mention the capabilities of the electric cars on the market not being able to hold to their petrol counter parts. It should be a slow burn change.

 @9KPQL5Z from Utah answered…2mos2MO

No, but the government should provide some sort of alternate incentive for the switch to green transportation.

 @9KPBF7SDemocrat from Florida answered…2mos2MO

Only for e-bikes, e-cargo bikes, and subsidies for electric buses, because manufacture of electric cars has high cradle to grave environmental impacts; still wear out roads, create additional particulates with braking, and cause traffic jams.

 @9KMKHL5 from Connecticut answered…2mos2MO

No, companies are incentivized to charge more for their electric vehicles if the government will cover part of the cost.

 @haxzie from Nevada answered…3mos3MO

Moving away from vehicles as a whole should be encouraged, so public transportation gains more financial support and allow cities to be more accessible.

 @9KHZN4Z from Pennsylvania answered…3mos3MO

No, even if electric energy is cleaner than fossil fuels, people who buy electric cars shouldn't receive special treatment.

 @hanbohobbitSocialist from North Carolina answered…3mos3MO

No, electric vehicles should be made a more financially viable option in regards to purchase price and maintenance cost. There should be more of a priority placed on free public transportation that is environmentally friendly rather than individual, private vehicles.

 @9KHHC79  from Florida answered…3mos3MO

No, not everyone can afford an electric vehicle and at some point, the batteries are going to die out causing vast backups at landfills. Actions should be in place now as to how to recycle the batteries into new batteries so that when the time comes, there is already a plan to implement to reduce the negative impacts on the environment and landfills

 @9KGBG2NRepublican from South Dakota answered…3mos3MO

Yes, but this should only be used until the total percentage of car ownership in the country has reached atleast 60%

 @9KFT9XW  from Massachusetts answered…3mos3MO

Yes, the government should provide subsidies to taxpayers who purchase or support any sustainable and renewable energy initiatives.

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