Mahoning Matters: Ohio electric vehicle legislation on back burner amid pandemic response

Kathiann Kowalski
Mahoning Matters
April 14th, 2020

COLUMBUS — A set of bills aimed at promoting electric vehicles in Ohio are on hold as lawmakers grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio’s legislature has not been friendly to clean energy in recent years. Those efforts led first to a freeze and then last year’s cut of the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. 

Electric vehicle measures might fare better because of their potential to boost electric utility sales and bolster in-state auto manufacturing. However,  it’s unclear when they’ll return to the agenda and whether they can be passed during this session.

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