|Posted:||August 6, 2019 10:42 AM|
|From:||Representative John A. Lawrence|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Electric Vehicle Sales in Pennsylvania|
|For many years, almost all new automobiles in Pennsylvania have been sold through dealer networks supplied by respective automobile manufacturers. Some electric vehicle manufactures, such as Tesla, instead sell directly to the public. As you may recall, the General Assembly passed Act 125 of 2014 to allow Tesla Motors to sell their electric vehicles directly to the public.
As it turns out, there are other electric vehicle manufacturers with similar business models, but Act 125 is narrowly tailored to allow only Tesla to sell electric vehicles direct to the public. A number of other electric vehicle manufactures, such as Rivian, are prohibited from employing the same business model as rival Tesla.
In the near future, I will introduce legislation that expands on Act 125 to permit other electric vehicle manufactures who choose to market vehicles directly to the public to do so. In my view, this will make more electric vehicles more accessible to more potential owners in Pennsylvania.
Your support and cosponsorship of this initiative is welcome.
Introduced as HB1901