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Only $1.14 per Gallon?

"Therefore, they argue, government must intervene with tax breaks and other subsidies to overcome these market 'barriers,' he said.

But Lewis said that the Israelis tried it, "and it was a Solyndra-like flop."
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An Israeli company called "Better Place" built a network of charging stations in Israel and Denmark. The company believed that the stations would motivate consumers to buy electric vehicles. But the company closed in under than six years.

Over a hundred years ago the electric car was praised as a quiet, non-polluting method of transportation. But the same problems with EVss mentioned by CEI's Marlo Lewis in 2013 were the same problems that led to their decline in the early 1900s.

--Written by Michael P. Tremoglie for MainStreet
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