Arizona nears EV plan finish line, but one commissioner rallies in opposition
- Arizona Corporation Commission Staff on Friday published a proposed order that, if approved by regulators, would create an electric vehicle (EV) policy implementation plan for the state. The proposed order could be discussed at upcoming commission open meetings on May 21 and 22.
- Regulators in 2018 adopted a new policy encouraging investor-owned utilities to develop rates and pilot programs supporting EV programs and infrastructure, including charging stations.
- That policy was approved in December with a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Justin Olson, the sole vote against the EV policy, continues to lobby against the commission’s EV efforts.