The House powered up support Tuesday for a bill to create a new $2,500 tax credit to encourage purchase of electric cars. Lawmakers approved HB74 on a 59-13 vote, and sent it to the Senate.
Rep. Lowry Snow, R-Santa Clara, the bill's sponsor, said it will make people seeking to buy a new car "think twice about the incentive," and not only buy a car for transportation but also to "help clean the air."
He said it will help clean Utah's air and reduce inversions. "This is not entirely the answer, but it is one piece of the answer." The tax credit would last for only one year, unless lawmakers renew it.