Chester County Representative introduces bill requiring electric vehicle charging stations at new commercial buildings

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3 – State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, announced today that she introduced legislation (HB1908) to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations around the commonwealth.

The legislation would require new non-residential buildings to be constructed with the necessary infrastructure to support EV charging stations, ensuring the ability to charge EVs in the places consumers frequent, such as retail facilities, hotels, schools and restaurants.

“The Pennsylvania Constitution guarantees us the right to clean air and clean water,” Howard said. “But we can’t have clean air and water while we depend on fossil fuels. To that end, we must encourage consumers to embrace clean, emission-free EVs, and that begins with supplying the infrastructure needed to support the technology.”