Op Ed: Legislature Needs Basic Knowledge of Electric Vehicles Before Regulating Them


Change is not easy, and the adoption of electric transportation presents us with complex social, economic, and technical issues. The Montana Legislature passed punitive and discriminatory bills to tax electric vehicles (EVs). But what’s most concerning is that these are some of the most amended, unamended, and re-amended bills in the entire session. It seems that legislators still don’t know much about EVs, yet they’re pushing taxes and regulation through anyway.

Adoption of EVs continues to rapidly increase in Montana, but it’s clear that more education is needed about how these ve...

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