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Florida Politics (Opinion): Smart policy puts Florida in the driver’s seat on electric vehicles

Posted by JR Tolbert on Mar 1, 2022

Florida Politics ran JR Tolbert's op-ed on policies that can help Florida lead on EV-adoption. Read snippets below and the full article here.

The state is now number two in the country in electric vehicles sales.

At the time, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ unprecedented $25 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure may have left some scratching their heads. That investment was followed by DeSantis signing into law SB 7018 which empowered the Florida Department of Transportation and numerous stakeholders to create an electric vehicle roadmap for the state.

Those policy decisions made years ago laid the foundation for Florida to emerge as a leader in electric vehicles. The Governor and state legislators, like Sen. Jeff Brandes, deserve serious credit for positioning the state to capitalize on and lead the movement toward electrification.

The state is now number two in the country in electric vehicles sales. And, as a result, the state will receive the third-largest allocation for federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (the 2022 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act).

Read the full article here.

Topics: AEE In The News, electric vehicles, JR Tolbert