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Electric cars are taxpayer giveaways

Letter writer Abigail Ross Hopper talks about offering incentives to stop using gasoline ("Maryland is charged up about electric cars," Dec. 12). Maryland gives an excise tax credit to buyers of electric plug-in vehicles and gives them up to a $400 income tax credit.

How then does Maryland collect transportation taxes from that car that drives on our roads? It is shooting oneself in the foot to give away taxpayers' money on the front end and not collect the transportation taxes.

Richard Jendrek, Berlin

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