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Governments here in the States have stepped up by offering some significant incentives for purchasing green vehicles. Buyers across the country can get up to $7,500 off a plug-in vehicle, thousands back on hybrids and even deeper discounts in some states thanks to additional rebates. Though incentives here are strong, China is about to take this green vehicle incentive thing to another level.

U.S. Representatives Judy Biggert (R-IL), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) have introduced the Electric Vehicle Deployment Act of 2011 – legislation designed to fast-track the deployment of plug-in vehicle technologies. Markey, the Ranking Member on the House Natural Resources Committee and senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said, in an almost comical sort of way, that the reason for the act is: