WI DOT Charges Up New EV Laws

WI DOT Charges Up New EV Laws

Wisconsin’s DOT boss is warning that the state could lose-out on millions of dollars for electric vehicle chargers because of a quirk in state law.

DOT Secretary Craig Thompson yesterday said 78 million-dollars from the federal government is at risk. The money has been earmarked to build a network of fast EV chargers across the state, but the money is in jeopardy because Wisconsin law doesn’t allow anyone other than a utility to sell electricity by the hour. Thompson says Wisconsin has hundreds of EV chargers, but there are just four Level 3 chargers that can recharge an electric car in as little as 30 minutes. Lawmakers are looking to update the state’s law, but it’s likely won’t happen until at least next year.

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