Mark Renburke

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Mark Renburke is an expert on EV consumer education & outreach, policy, and transportation efficiency. Prior to launching Drive Electric America, he founded Drive Electric Cars New England and Drive Electric RI in 2013. He is also a member of the MA ZEV Outreach committee and RI ZEV Working Group, and collaborates with the leading state, regional and national organizations in the EV space. He has a BS in Transportation from the University of Maryland. Mark drives a 2012 Chevy Volt with over 100,000 EV miles which he mostly charges overnight at home from a standard electrical outlet (Level 1) using the car’s standard adapter.

Poll by Former Koch Lobbyist Skews Public Support for Clean Cars, Electric Vehicles

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Gas car vs. electric car

The American Energy Alliance (AEA), a free market group with close ties to the Koch brothers, just released misleading results of a poll asking voter opinions on electric vehicles (EV) and car fuel efficiency standards.

Though the public opinion poll showed that Americans overwhelmingly view electric cars as better for the environment, and a majority believe in the necessity and value of fuel economy standards, the AEA is claiming that Americans don’t support EV-friendly policies.

Not surprisingly, most of the questions in this agenda-driven “push poll” were worded to influence the respondent’s choice, framing federal programs as anti-choice and taxpayer-subsidized.

The Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit is a Bipartisan Success Story, Which House Republicans Want to Undo

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As the House and Senate develop their respective versions of a tax reform bill, the $7,500 federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit is positioned to be a potential bargaining chip. The House’s version of the bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” includes a repeal of the EV tax credit.