California Central Valley Will Give You $13,000 Back on Your EV
This all means that EVs bought in the San Joaquin Valley will be $13,000 cheaper than their list price. This means that a car like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which used to cost $30,000, now is around the $17,000 mark. These excellent incentives have made California the home for more than one third of all plug-in vehicles in the US - an impressive feat, and with excellent initiatives like the one described here, the only way is up, according to CBS.
We really hope that other states (and not only those of the US) take note and start offering substantial incentives for EV buyers, because it is the only way to offset their very high acquisition price. It is already working well in California, so why is not adopted to the same extent anywhere else - there are plenty of very polluted cities around the world which would need such a program.