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A Colorado outfit called Southwest Energy Efficiency Project thinks Nevada is not doing enough for Tesla and other electric car manufacturers and should keep on giving.

SEEP wants the state to promote electric car use by providing lease or purchase rebates, deregulating power sales to foster charging stations, changing municipal government vehicle codes to encourage electric fleets, and increase registration fees for electric vehicles to raise money for road maintenance and charging stations.

Asked what state funding should be reduced in order to pay for these steps, SEEP spokesperson Mike Salisbury said, “Honestly, I'm not in a position to say exactly how the state should fund a rebate for EVs. My goal is to provide solid information on the benefits of electric vehicles to Nevada and provide suggestions as to how the state could further stimulate the sale of electric vehicles.”