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Advocacy Group Says Nevada Could Do More To Promote Electric Cars

A nonprofit group promoting energy efficiency is recommending a number of ways Nevada can do more to promote the use of electric cars in the wake of Tesla Motors' plans to build a $5 billion battery factory in the state.

The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project says in a new report that Nevada does not yet have the policy infrastructure needed to support mass deployment of electric vehicles.  The group recommends Nevada consider making policy changes that have been adopted in other states, including providing rebates for the purchase or lease of electric cars. It also suggests deregulating utility electricity sales so that charging stations can sell electricity as a fuel.

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