A report released this month by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation argues that government incentives, including a $7,500 tax credit for purchases of electric vehicles and a proposed carbon tax, do not effectively encourage growth in the battery electric vehicle industry. The report, Shifting Gears: Transcending Conventional Economic Doctrines to Develop Better Electric Vehicle Batteries, suggests that Congress eliminate the electrical vehicle credit and use the funds to encourage development of longer lasting vehicle batteries. The report urged better coordination between the Departments of Defense and Energy on their respective battery research and development efforts.