In the past we have given tax breaks and credits to get people to buy Hummers and other non-neccessities. A basic car is a neccessity for most Americans. As is energy for their homes. Right now, we have the potential for making both the solar panel and the electrical car economically practical right now. Eestor of Texas and Voxtel of Oregon has created processes that will completely change the cost structure of these industries. Now if we can give a business a $25,000 break for something as useless as a Hummer, I fail to see why we cannot do this. Give a direct tax break of $3500 for the purchase of an electric car, the same for a purchase of 5 kw solar panel. But if you install both simutaneously, the credit is doubled, $14,000 total. Anounce this a year ahead of time, and then continue it for two years. That would handle both the problem of getting the idea of electric cars started, and the fueling of them, with the side benefit of forcing a distributed grid.