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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 4, 2020 02:18 PM
From: Representative Christopher M. Rabb and Rep. Liz Hanbidge
To: All House members
Subject: Studying the Costs and Benefits of Electric Vehicles
 
Technological advances and government incentives have spurred the popularity of electric vehicles, which can emit 50% less greenhouse gas than gasoline-powered vehicles.

Despite their positive environmental impact, electric vehicles do not pay the state motor vehicle tax, which is attached to gasoline prices. Because the funds from the motor vehicle tax are used to repair and maintain our state roads and bridges, the state legislature has considered proposals to create an annual electric vehicle road use fee to alleviate any discrepancy in this funding. Before moving forward with such legislation, it is vital that we fully understand the impact electric vehicles have on our state.

This is why we are introducing a resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the costs and benefits of electric vehicles on Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, environment, employment, transportation, and economy. Join us by supporting this resolution and help to better understand the impact electric vehicles have in our state.



Introduced as HR861