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WMC Applauds Senate Passage of EV Charging Legislation

MADISON – The Wisconsin state Senate passed SB 791 on Tuesday 29-2. The bill would allow private businesses to offer electric vehicle charging by the kilowatt-hour to customers for a fee, while providing safeguards against unfair competition from taxpayer-subsidized EV charging stations.

In response, WMC Senior Director of Environmental & Energy Policy Craig Summerfield released the below statement:

“We applaud the Senate for supporting private businesses and providing them the opportunity to take advantage of the emerging electric vehicle market. This bill allows private businesses to offer electric vehicle charging to customers for a fee, a concept supported by nearly 9 in 10 employers according to a recent Wisconsin Employer Survey. Additionally, the bill includes safeguards to prevent government-owned EV charging stations from undercutting the private sector.

“Today’s passage is a welcome first step in supporting private businesses while protecting them from unfair competition. WMC appreciates the work of Senator Marklein and Representative VanderMeer in authoring this important bill, and urges support of this legislation in the Assembly.”





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