Opinion: U.S. needs to boost incentives for electric vehicles

One of the greatest legacies of the United States and its indomitable spirit of ingenuity has been its role in transforming automotive transportation. Since the first Ford Model T rolled out of the revolutionary Highland Park, Mich., assembly line in 1913, the United States automobile industry has been the envy of the world. But our dominance in the auto sector is slipping through our fingers. To maintain our global leadership, the U.S. must commit itself to the transition to all-electric, battery-powered vehicles.