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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 13, 2021 11:32 AM
From: Representative Greg Rothman
To: All House members
Subject: Increased Maximum Weight Limit for Electric-Powered Trucks
In the near future, I plan on introducing legislation that will increase the maximum allowable gross weight for commercial vehicles powered by electric battery power from 80,000 pounds to 82,000 pounds.

In 2017, Act 31 was signed into law which raised the weight for natural gas vehicles.

The FAST Act (Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act), passed by Congress in 2015, raised the weight limit for natural gas and electric battery powered tractor trailers to 82,000 pounds and allowed states the ability to raise the weight on interstates.

Electric battery powered vehicles, similar to those powered by natural gas, weigh more due to heavier equipment required to power the truck.

Heavy duty electric tractor trailers that run at full weight capacity weigh closer to 82,000 pounds simply due to the weight of the necessary equipment needed to make the engine and system work.

Please consider supporting this important legislation.

Introduced as HB722