Local leaders call for auto workers’ gains to spread to EV plants, Southern Black workers
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.
State lawmakers debate who should build EV charging networks
Projections point to an imminent surge in electric vehicles. That means tens of thousands of additional public charging stations are needed.
Senate committee advances bill eliminating alternative fuels tax for EVs, creating new fee
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
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
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
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
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.
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
'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
It's the fifth-highest tally nationwide under the bipartisan infrastructure law, officials said.
The future is electric: Can Pa. switch gears? | Analysis
There are plenty of roadblocks the state must bypass to get to sustainability.
How Pa. can get charged up for an electric vehicle future
Congress and the commonwealth each have a role to play. We can't afford to wait any longer.