Contact your Legislators to Support Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station Funding!
AB 233 was introduced on May 22nd and has already been scheduled for a public hearing this Tuesday, May 28. The bill designates a little over $10 million of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust money to provide matching grants for the installation of public electric vehicle charging stations in Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers included a similar proposal in his 2019 Budget Bill. While the two proposals have some differences that need to be worked out, everyone agrees that we need to continue building our electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support the transition to electric vehicles that is coming to Wisconsin! We need your help to get this bipartisan proposal passed into law!
Email your legislators or attend the public hearing to support AB 233!
Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Assembly Bill 233
Relating to: charging facility grant program and making an appropriation.
By Representatives Neylon, Kuglitsch, Allen, Kitchens, Kulp, Mursau, Petryk, Skowronski, Spiros and Tauchen; cosponsored by Senator Cowles.
AB 233 Provisions
- Use $10 million of the Wisconsin portion of the Volkswagen Emission Settlement funds to provide grants to install electric vehicle charging facilities.
- “Charging facility” includes level 2 and fast charging equipment and analogous successor technologies that are available to the general public.
- The PSC will designate a clean energy corridor consisting of contiguous state trunk highways connecting Wisconsin to Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois.
- The PSC will develop grant criteria to determine eligible applicants for the grants at places of business located along the clean energy corridor.
- Grant recipients may charge a parking fee to use the facility if the fee is based on the time length of a session of use and not on the amount of electricity consumed by the user during a session of use.
- Grants may not exceed 50% of the cost to purchase and install a charging facility.
- The PSC may award multiple grants to a single applicant.
- Utilities that receive revenue collected from the charging facilities shall remit to the PSC 20% of that revenue, who will then deposit it into the state transportation fund.
Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Jim Boullion, RENEW Wisconsin’s Director of Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at (608) 695-7004.