ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Keystone State’s key to the next wave of transportation electrification
The Keystone State may have found the key to the next wave of transportation electrification; Pennsylvania's combination of guiding principles, legislation and collaboration among a broad array of stakeholders may show how to move the EV market into its next phase of development.
Herman K. Trabish, Jan. 11, 2019 (Utility Dive)
Editor’s note: Debate on the proposed legislation continues are Pennsylvania prepares to drive electric
Pennsylvania's breakthrough collaboration of private sector, utility, legislative and regulatory leaders may be the template for a national transportation electrification program that can drive the next wave of market expansion. Supportive policies in California, New York and Washington have led to market-leading EV sales. But policymakers in states like Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are working on laws, regulations and guidance to drive the next stage of growth. Some say Pennsylvania has put together the right mix. Pennsylvania has already taken three big steps.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)-led Drive Electric coalition drafted an EV Roadmap. A November Public Utility Commission (PUC) ruling clarified private sector charger providers' rights to set their own prices. And ChargePoint, the global charging station leader, endorsed the utility-created six Guiding Principles from the Duquesne Light Company proposal to own and operate charging stations, laying groundwork for collaboration on House Bill (HB) 1446, which would accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption, charging station deployment and supporting policies in the state... click here for more