Sales of electric cars nose-dive in Georgia

Garages are being built and retrofitted in metro Atlanta to accommodate homeowners with a Tesla models or plans to purchase Teslas or other electric vehicles. Contributed by David Lefkovits, LEFKO Design + Build

Garages are being built and retrofitted in metro Atlanta to accommodate homeowners with a Tesla models or plans to purchase Teslas or other electric vehicles. Contributed by David Lefkovits, LEFKO Design + Build

Following the imposition of a new fee on electric vehicles and elimination of a $5,000 state tax credit, sales of electric vehicles in Georgia have taken a nose-dive.

AJC Politifact Reporter Nancy Badertscher reported on Sunday that after a $200 registration fee took effect on July 1, new electric car registrations in Georgia fell 89 percent. They went from 1,338 in June, the last month that the tax credit was available, to 148 in August.

Click here to learn more about the effects of the new transportation funding bill (HB 170) on electric vehicle sales so far: Electric car sales hit the brakes as tax credit axed and fee added.

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