A bill recently introduced in the House would create new tax-credit bonds to help state and local governments finance charging stations for plug-in electric cars.

The Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., in May, would provide incentives to kick-start electric car growth. The bill would create electric-drive vehicle infrastructure bonds to be issued by state utilities, cooperative electric companies or government issuers.

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