Ohio Senate Bill 257 (the proposed EV and EVSE sales tax credits) is still in committee (Ways and Means). The Senate is not in session until after primaries.
To read about Senate Bill 257 - https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-SB-257
To show support, please contact your OHIO senator. Find out what district you are in and who to contact here: https://www.ohiosenate.gov/senators/district-map
Unsure how to start? Personalize the script below and let your senator know why you support the transition to Electric Vehicles!
“Hello! My name is ___________ and my zip code is _____. I’m calling/writing to ask that Senator _______ support Senate Bill 257, which will create incentives to help Ohioans to purchase electric vehicles and EV chargers. It is necessary that the State encourage more people to drive electric because __(climate leadership, opportunity for economic development, air quality etc)____.”
Ohio House Bill 546 (the proposal to redefine the terms for hybrids/plug-in hybrids and to halve the recently imposed EV registration fee) was just introduced.
To read about House Bill 546 - https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-546
To show support, please contact your OHIO Representative. Find out which district you are in and who to contact here: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/members/district-map
Unsure how to start? State your name, zip code, and say you are are calling/writing for Representative ____’s support of HB 546. Feel free to use some of these talking points!
- EV owners are willing to pay our fair share for use of the roads. We need it to be at a fair level that does not crush the market.
- As of the beginning of 2020, 26 states already levy a registration tax on EVs. Most vary from $50-$150. Only 2 states have higher EV registration taxes than Ohio. A tax of $200 or above has proven to be market crushing.
- In our view, $50-$100 is a very reasonable amount based on how many miles we drive annually (the average EV owner in the US drives 9,000-10,000 miles per year, and the average Ohioan drives 9,000-10,000 miles per year) and the miles per gallon equivalent we see in EVs (minimum 40 MPG equivalent).
- Additionally, EVs would be the only fuel that has to pay the entire year’s worth of tax up front. That is extremely burdensome for a business or household.
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