Bills pass to offer incentives for electric cars

A package of bills was passed by the state Assembly Thursday to hand out tax credits to businesses that buy electric cars or install public

TRENTON - A package of bills was passed by the state Assembly Thursday to hand out tax credits to businesses that buy electric cars or install public charging stations.

It's a nod to President Barack Obama's pledge to put one million electric cars on the road in the next five years. Not everyone is impressed by the legislation, including Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), who said in a speech this week in Washington, D.C. that bigger things must be taken care of first.

The bills' sponsors say the governor is missing the big picture. Even if the bill becomes a law, drivers shouldn't expect to see charging stations replacing gas pumps immediately, since consumers still have to buy electric cars. However, drivers News 12 New Jersey spoke to say the bill might make them more inclined to buy electric cars.

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