Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow encounters “misadventures” in electric vehicle charging on a near-weekly basis.
McMorrow, a first-term lawmaker who represents metro Detroit, purchased a Chevrolet Bolt last January but regularly finds herself in a bind when needing a charge.
This unreliable infrastructure is helping drive McMorrow’s latest efforts in the Legislature to promote and incentivize electric vehicle charging stations.
McMorrow, a Democrat, is leading a bipartisan four-bill package in the Senate and House that would promote electric vehicle charging station leasing at state parks and carpool sites, give tax credits to small businesses and owners of multi-unit dwellings who install stations, and create an electric vehicle infrastructure council to guide the process. The bills were introduced in late June.
McMorrow works closely with the auto industry as a co-chair of the state Legislative Automotive Caucus. She previously worked in the auto industry as a designer and creative director.
In a Q&A with the Energy News Network, McMorrow said preparing for the transition to electric vehicles is not only a climate issue, but also one that can keep Michigan economically competitive.
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