As of recent, California has been aiming to revamp its quite generous plug-in tax rebate. As Gas2 has pointed out, sometimes you have to get a little creative when garnering support in politics.
That’s why California State Senate Pro-Tem Kevin de León decided to crush a 1984 Ford Ranger in an effort to raise awareness. But he wasn’t to be outdone by former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has thrown his support behind the plug-in tax rebate overhaul.
Currently, it’s argued the program subsidizes the wealthy, and, under de León’s program, families would receive a $1,500 credit for turning in their old, polluting vehicle, then another $3,000 to buy a plug-in car. But wait, that’s before the $2,500 California already offers up on plug-in cars, bringing the grand total to $7,000. And the final hurrah? Add up to $7,500 from the federal government.
In order for the Governator to throw his support behind the program, he decided to destroy a Cadillac for the cause. But, his way is a tad more explosive than de León’s crushing. Check out Schwarzenegger’s message below.