Electronic Vehicle Permit Moratorium in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney neither signed nor vetoed the anti-electric car bill allowing it to become law, but is symbolically not giving it his approval.
April 29, 2017, 9am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Philadelphia had been encouraging drivers to buy electric vehicles by permitting them to build charging stations in front of their homes, but that will no longer be the case. "The legislation, passed by Council in an 11-6 vote, halts the issuance of new electric-vehicle parking permits, which allow car owners to use charging stations that they purchase and install outside their homes," Tricia L. Nadolny reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Those pushing the legislation say they're looking to preserve parking spaces, Meanwhile: "Electric vehicle owners said it was unfair to change the rules on those who invested in the technology and argued that the ban, without a replacement plan, undermined the city’s commitment to environmental efforts," Nadolny writes.

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Published on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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