Bill could hurt electric and hybrid car sales

Published: Mar. 14, 2014 at 3:20 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 19, 2014 at 3:20 AM EDT
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Gary Huffman, Car Dealer
Gary Huffman, Car Dealer

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - State lawmakers pass a bill that could hurt car sales.

The house approved a bill that would do away with tax credits for consumers who buy electric and hybrid cars. They say it's costing the state too much money. One Albany car dealer says that could hurt sales and the economy.

"I don't think there's any question it's going to adversely affect car sales on the electric cars. Our leaf in particular. It's somewhat of an expensive car and tax credits assist the customers in purchasing those automobiles, so what has happened will affect sales and hurt the industry," said Gary Huffman.

Huffman says it would have the greatest impact in metro Atlanta where more electric and hybrid cars are sold. He hopes the bill won't pass the Senate.

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