Will President Obama's E.V. Tax Credits Only Subsidise The Rich?

At $41,000 the new Chevrolet Volt is a "rich man's ride." Charles Lane asks why is President Obama offering federal tax credits of $7,500 to help better-off American's buy expensive cars?
August 2, 2010, 9am PDT | George Haugh
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"You might call the president's subsidies limousine liberalism-if only the cars were bigger." Deloitte consulting found that a rarefied demographic of "young, very high income individuals-those from households making more than $200,000 a year-would even be interested in plug-in hybrids or all-electric cars."

Deloitte also profiled the likely 'non-adopters.' "They have average household incomes of $54,000, live in the suburbs and rural areas, and depend heavily on their cars. There are millions and millions of non-adopters all across America. They are the middle class."

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Published on Friday, July 30, 2010 in Slate
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