Local leaders call for auto workers’ gains to spread to EV plants, Southern Black workers

BY: - November 6, 2023

More than 60 Black political leaders, many of them city council members and mayors and school board members in Washington D.C. and 20 states, including North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Michigan, wrote to President Joe Biden asking him to use his political power to push for higher standards in the rapidly growing electric vehicle industry.

Electric vehicles sales are expected to surge over the next 10 years and legislators around the country are debating who should build the electric charging stations that will be needed — electric utilities or private businesses? The 10-port charging station at JFK airport in New York is part of a joint initiative by the New York Power Authority and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

State lawmakers debate who should build EV charging networks

BY: - June 16, 2023

Projections point to an imminent surge in electric vehicles. That means tens of thousands of additional public charging stations are needed.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Senate committee advances bill eliminating alternative fuels tax for EVs, creating new fee

BY: - June 7, 2023

The bill eliminates the alternative fuels tax on EVs and replaces it with a $380 fee for noncommercial EVs and $450 for commercial EVs.

Pa. House panel examines ways to collect ‘fair share’ of road costs from electric vehicle users

BY: - May 1, 2023

With electric vehicle sales steadily increasing and Pennsylvania’s highway maintenance costs growing, lawmakers on Monday heard testimony about ways to capture alternative fuel users’ fair share of road taxes. Thirty states have enacted road use fees for electric vehicles, Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee Chairman Ed Neilson, D-Philadelphia, said. The challenge for Pennsylvania is determining a […]

States to receive $2.5B from feds for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

BY: - March 15, 2023

The federal government will send $2.5 billion over the next five years to states, local governments and tribes to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Biden administration officials have said. The new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure grant program, which was authorized by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, will spend $2.5 billion over five years to build […]

Pa. House bill would hit electric, plug-in hybrid drivers with mileage fees | Thursday Coffee

BY: - January 5, 2023

A usage fee for electric and plug-in hybrid drivers is 'fair, reliable, and better equips our transportation agencies to plan for road maintenance,' Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon, said.

Expect more EV charging stations as states tap into federal funds | Analysis

BY: - October 13, 2022

Federal officials have approved every state’s plan to expand electric vehicle charging networks.

With millions in federal funding, PennDOT charges ahead on EV infrastructure development in Pa.

BY: - July 28, 2022

The commonwealth is slated to receive $171.5 million in National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funds over the next five years with an additional $2.5 billion in grant funding available for charging and fueling Infrastructure.


Pa. House panel takes up electric vehicle charging infrastructure | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 7, 2022

'We need to make sure electric vehicle charging stations are as available as gas stations,' Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery said.


Charged Up: Pa. to receive $171.5M to support EV charging stations | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 22, 2022

It's the  fifth-highest tally nationwide under the bipartisan infrastructure law, officials said.

The future is electric: Can Pa. switch gears? | Analysis

BY: - February 2, 2022

There are plenty of roadblocks the state must bypass to get to sustainability.


How Pa. can get charged up for an electric vehicle future

BY: - November 28, 2021

Congress and the commonwealth each have a role to play. We can't afford to wait any longer.