DETROIT (WWJ) Consumers who buy plug-in electric vehicles could get a rebate of up to $7,500 at the point of sale. This, under legislation proposed by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.

“I’m proposing , at no cost, for us to front load that, so when you go into the dealership you would actually get it deducted from the price and get the benefit right away,” says Stabenow.

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She also wants tax credits for investments into electric vehicle recharging stations and for businesses that buy hybrid trucks.

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The White House says it would like to see 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. Although some of Washington is in a budget-cutting mood, Stabenow says she hopes the proposal makes it through Congress.

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Stabenow says investing in innovation, manufacturing of high-tech new products like electric batteries, and making sure consumers get the very best deal is really a winner for us.