Pa. leads in EV incentives, but lags in planning and goals, report says

Pennsylvania falls in the middle of the pack when it comes to state policies that make it easier for people to use electric transportation.

The rankings come from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, a nonprofit group that aims to develop policies that help fight climate change…

“We found that there is considerable room for improvement across the board, but states have a diverse set of policy actions to choose from. There’s something every state can work on and there’s a policy option for every state,” said Peter Huether, the report’s lead author.

Pennsylvania leads in some categories, like incentives for electric vehicles and charging stations. It’s one of only a few states that offer rebates for buying a used EV and an extra rebate for low-income buyers.

ACEEE says the state could advance by encouraging more electric heavy-duty trucks, setting EV sales targets, and mandating electric school buses and public transit.