Governor Grisham Praises New Clean Car Tax Credit

Governor Grisham Praises New Clean Car Tax Credit

January 24, 2024

This week in New Mexico, the state House Energy Environment and Natural Resources Committee recommended passage of House Bill 140, the Clean Car Income Tax Credit.

The governor’s office put out a press release soon after the passage praising the bill,

“The bill would create new temporary income tax credits for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and other zero-emission vehicles. The bill also proposes tax credits for home and commercial electric vehicle chargers…‘“We know there’s consumer demand for these vehicles, and our complementary Clean Car Rules and these tax credits ensure these vehicles are more affordable and accessible to every New Mexican,’” saidGov. Lujan Grisham.”

Governor Grisham praised the bill, but her constituents have a different opinion about electric vehicles. Time and time again, we have seen New Mexicans voice their disdain for electric vehicles. In fact, less than 1 percent of state vehicles are EVs despite massive federal subsidies and rebates.

“New Mexicans don’t support Governor Lujan Grisham’s forced EV mandate no matter how many tax dollars she throws at it,” said Larry Behrens, Communications Director for Power The Future. It’s mind-boggling that during the same legislative session where she is trying to raise costs on oil and gas workers, she wants to make sure EV owners in Santa Fe don’t pay their fair share. In a poll we conducted just this month, we found 59 percent of New Mexicans don’t support the Governor’s EV mandate.”