Though Texas was once bullish about supporting electric cars like Tesla, a new tax incentive program could have the Lone Star State competing with states like Massachusetts, California and Hawaii as early as next week.
The alternative fuel vehicle rebate will apply to pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as vehicles that run on compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. Qualifying vehicles must have a gross vehicle weight rating of 9,600 (CNG and LPG) or 8,500 pounds (EVs and PHEVs) or less and a battery that is at least four kWh.
What do owners of these cars get? $2,500!
According to ChargedEVs, the rebate program expires Aug. 31, 2,000. There are enough funds for 2,000 EVs and 2,000 CNG vehicles per year.
So now if you live in Texas you have even more of a reason to buy your girlfriend a Tesla. $2,500 is a lot of money to put toward hairspray, after all!