California utilities commission passes record incentives for chargers

The California Public Utilities commission on Thursday approved the largest public electric vehicle charging package in U.S. history, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

NRDC senior attorney Max Baumhefner, who lobbied for the program, says it is designed to set electricity up as a direct competitor to gasoline as a transportation fuel.

“This marks the nation’s single largest investment by the electric industry to eat away at Big Oil’s longtime monopoly over transportation fuels,” he said.

Baumhefner indicated that the program could pay for itself over time by increasing competition and driving down fuel costs and electric rates.

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