Any state plan for electric vehicle (EV) recharging infrastructure must be market driven. That’s the main point of a Jan. 8 editorial by Lindsey Short — the OMA’s director of public policy services — and published by The Vindicator (Youngstown) and Tribune Chronicle (Warren).
Short says state policymakers — including the Mahoning Valley’s Sen. Michael Rulli (R-Salem) — are looking at ways to ensure Ohio remains a global leader in EV manufacturing. As they continue to develop policy, lawmakers must avoid providing subsidies to electric utilities to build and own EV-charging infrastructure, she writes, since doing so would drive off competition and hurt electricity customers. 1/9/2023