People could profit from buying electric cars

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Boost electric-car tax credit, said advocates.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some Utah legislators want to boost a tax credit for people who buy electric cars.

The Deseret News reports that the tax credit would go from $605 to $2,500, the same for people who buy compressed natural gas-powered cars.

Advocates for both types of vehicles gathered at the Utah Capitol last week to press the Utah Public Service to help champion measures that curb tailpipe emissions and urban pollution.

The PSC is preparing recommendations for action by the Utah Legislature in January.

Rep. Lowry Snow of Santa Clara is sponsoring a measure to equalize the tax credits for electric- and natural gas-powered vehicles.

In a related move, Rep. Patrice Arent of Millcreek says she'll sponsor a bill to exempt charging stations from being regulated as a utility.

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