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PRI comments featured in SD Union-Tribune story on State Funding More EV Chargers – Pacific Research Institute

PRI comments featured in SD Union-Tribune story on State Funding More EV Chargers

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Electric vehicles are too expensive for low-income communities and this program doesn’t change that fact

California spending $38M in rebates for EV chargers in low-income areas, including San Diego
By Rob Nikolewski

If you run an organization in a low-income area of San Diego County and are contemplating building electric vehicle charging stations, you can apply to receive a rebate from the state . . .

The Pacific Research Institute, a Pasadena think tank that espouses free-market solutions to policy matters, criticized the state spending money on rebates for EV charging stations.

“Electric vehicles are too expensive for low-income communities and this program doesn’t change that fact,” said senior fellow Wayne Winegarden. “We’re basically going to build infrastructure where it’s not going to be used. It’s under the guise of equity but it absolutely makes no sense … I can’t imagine people would have given John D. Rockefeller subsidies to build gas stations.”

Read the full article at the San Diego Union Tribune

 

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