Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
email@example.com, (202) 461-2371
ATLANTA—In the Georgia legislature, two bills would seriously impact how electric vehicle (EV) drivers pay to plug in at public charging stations. Senate Bill 146 and House Bill 406 would authorize a new excise tax on EV charging of approximately 3.5 cents per kWh, in addition to the more than $200 annual EV registration fee.
In response, Georgia resident and Electrification Coalition Senior Director of Policy Anne Blair said:
“Electric vehicles benefit all Georgians through cleaner air, economic growth, and stronger national security by reducing our dependence on oil for transportation. With Governor Kemp’s EV manufacturing support, Georgia should be creating policies that also support the Georgians who drive EVs or want to drive EVs. Instead, this tax proposal hurts EV drivers.
“Georgia’s $200 EV registration fee is already higher than what internal combustion engine drivers pay in gas taxes. Adding an additional excise tax on public EV charging, the highest in the country, inhibits transportation electrification efforts, hurts lower-income consumers disproportionately, and reduces access to the EV market for these prospective buyers.
“Georgia lawmakers are driving consumers in the wrong direction. Remove the excise tax from Senate Bill 146 and House Bill 406!”
Anne Blair is available for interview or comment. Please contact Noah Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 461-2371.
About the Electrification Coalition
The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. ElectrificationCoalition.org