The House Energy Committee approved of legislation dealing with the increasing need for electric vehicle charging stations throughout Michigan. The package, introduced by Representative Andrea Schroeder (R-Independence Twp.), makes reforms, which she hopes will help the state remain a world leader in transportation innovation, while helping the state prepare for continued growth in electric vehicle usage. The first bill aims to make it economically feasible for retailers to offer electric vehicle charging stations, including ensuring retailers won’t be classified and regulated as utilities for offering the service. The second bill creates a registration framework and establishes a complain hotline similar to one already in place for gas stations. The bill package has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee for further consideration.
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