Proposed Bill Offers Tax Break to Electric Car Users 

Owners of plug-in electric vehicles would get tax breaks in Maine if a bill up for review this week passes.Bangor senator Geoffrey Gratwick’s bill would create an income tax credit for the purchase of qualified plug-in electric vehicles. The break would be equal to the excise tax paid, up to one thousand dollars.Maine wouldn’t be the first state to pass such a tax credit.Colorado offers a tax credit of 85% for electric hybrid conversions completed between January 2010 and January 2012.The tax credit proposed in maine would expire January 1, 2017.