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Sen. Kevin De Leon pushes electric-car subsidies for low-income earners

Sen. Kevin de Leon

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Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) at a news conference at a plastic bag manufacturing plant in Vernon with Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), left.

California wants people to buy about 1.2 million more electric cars by 2025. That's more than 15 times the current number. The government offers subsidies to help pay for these cars and increase the number of buyers.

But, there's only one problem:  They're all going to the state's wealthiest residents. Senator Kevin De Leon, who represents the 22nd  Senate District, wants to change that. He joins Take Two to talk more about his new legislation. 


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