Sweden favours electric cars over ethanol
TT/The Local · 28 May 2008, 09:01
Published: 28 May 2008 09:01 GMT+02:00
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Those who purchase an electric car may receive 20,000 kronor ($3,400) in government supports, compared with the current 10,000 available for people who buy other classes of environmentally friendly cars that run on biofuels.
“We can’t see that we as a nation would ever come to regret being a pioneer when it comes to electric cars,” said Lars Leijonborg, minister for research and head of the government’s Globalization Council, to Sveriges Radio.
The proposal comes in a report to be presented by the government body on Wednesday.
And Leijonborg explained why the Council wants to give those who purchase electric cars a larger subsidy by saying that “an extra large carrot” is needed.