CALIFORNIA, July 12, 2017 - California’s legislature is considering a bill to extend tax incentives on the purchase of electric vehicles, as nationwide tax credits near expiration. Assembly Bill 1184 establishes the Air Quality Improvement Program, promoting zero-emission vehicles by providing rebates on their purchase. The bill was introduced by Assembly member Phil Ting. “Electric cars are the future. We have reached a tipping point and it’s time to give the electric car revolution an aggressive boost,” said Ting. “California’s ambitious goals to reduce climate-altering emissions require transportation electrification. We need an incentive program to get everyone behind the wheel of an electric vehicle.” The federal incentive begins to phase out after each car manufacturer sells 200,000 eligible plug-in electric vehicles, counting from Jan. 1, 2010.