SB 596 encourages deployment of electric vehicles, sets up processes for charging infrastructure development and utility EV programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2019 – Today, national business organization Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) applauded the State Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee's unanimous passage of SB 596, the Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act*.
The bipartisan bill sets a 2030 goal for electric vehicle (EV) deployment in the state that is at least 50% higher than current market forecasts, establishes a system for determining the charging infrastructure required to support those goals, and lays out a process for utility EV programs to be evaluated by the Public Utility Commission.
"Senate Bill 596 removes significant hurdles to growth across the state's electric vehicle supply chain and puts Pennsylvania in a position to benefit from the rapidly growing electric vehicle market," said Matt Stanberry, managing director at AEE. "It is a comprehensive plan that will drive private investment benefitting both rural and urban areas of the Commonwealth."
"We congratulate Senator Mensch and Chairman Tomlinson for their leadership on the bill, and we look forward to working with them to see it advanced by the full Senate," added Stanberry.
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About Advanced Energy Economy
Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is a national association of businesses that are making the energy we use secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. Engaged at the federal level and in more than a dozen states around the country, AEE represents more than 100 companies in the $238 billion U.S. advanced energy industry, which employs 3.5 million U.S. workers. Learn more at www.aee.net and follow the latest industry news @AEEnet.