WATT’s UP – EV News April 2021

(April 1, 2021)

  • Quick State Legislative Update: House Bill 1464, which included a 3-cent motor fuel tax increase and significant electric vehicle registration fee increases was defeated on the Senate floor by a vote of 37-10. The other bill, Senate Bill 2091, which excludes charging station owners from definition of “utility” passed both chambers and is currently under consideration by the Governor.
  • Many predict electric vehicles will soon dominate the automobile landscape. Consumer Reports outlines which models and manufacturers are poised to launch headlong into the market. Consumer Reports story here
  • The US House of Representatives approved a $6 billion effort to electrify the Postal Service fleet. If passed, the bill would prohibit the USPS by the year 2040 from purchasing any medium and heavy-duty vehicles that are not electric or zero-emission. Federal News Network story here
  • Could 2021 and 2022 be the year pickup trucks become a true option for EV consumers? Check out the full lineup coming in the next 24 months by manufacturers. InsideEV story here

 

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