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Gov. Inslee's EV program is like spending $1,125 on latte

Gov. Jay Inslee wants to buy 8,767 people a $1,125 latte. Metaphorically, at least.

Inslee’s new program to subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles is so wasteful at reducing CO2 emissions, it is the equivalent of paying that absurd amount for a 16-ounce latte.

On Earth Day, Inslee announced a $45 million program to subsidize the purchase or lease of electric vehicles. The program is targeted at those making 300% of the federal poverty level or less, which amounts to $93,600 per year for a family of four.

The program pays up to $9,000 for a lease of three years or more, and $5,000 for a pu...


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