Ohio Senator Proposes Sweet EV Bill: $3,000 A Year In Pre-Tax Benefits To EV Commuters

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has proposed a new bill that would offer up to $3,000 a year in pre-tax benefits to people who use an electric vehicle to commute to work.


The intent behind the proposed “Electric Vehicle Credit Act” is to incentivize the use of electric vehicles (EVs) by commuters, and thus to potentially lower air pollution emissions.

Unsurprisingly, the the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) has endorsed the proposed bill.

Autoblog provides more: “The perk would be similar to those offered to people who take public transportation to work, and would amount to as much as $250 a month. Brown is also working on an initiative that would reward companies for installing plug-in-vehicle charging stations at workplaces. The senator puts such perks in the same boat as offering employees benefits such as free parking, public-transportation allowances, and free public-transportation passes.”


Continuing: “These perks would be over and above any federal or state incentives given to plug-in vehicle drivers for buying their cars. … As it is, Ohio has a program that offers loans or grants worth as much as 80% of the cost of installing facilities for ‘alternative’ fuels. And for those keeping track, Ohio is home to 215 publicly accessible plug-in-vehicle recharging stations housing 404 plugs, according to the US Department of Energy. That equals about one charging station per 30,000 vehicles. To put that into perspective, there’s one charging station per 18,000 vehicles in the country, indicating that Senator Brown has some work to do.”

We’ll keep you posted as more is revealed.

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