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Policy2021-04-12T18:19:39+00:00

Bringing Clean Fuels to the Capitol

An important part of Clean Fuels Ohio is our Policy and Government Relations shop. This team works to connect our members, stakeholders, and allies with key policymakers around Ohio – at the local, State, and Federal levels. By connecting you with the people making decisions related to transportation policy, our team helps ensure that there is no better advocate in Ohio for clean transportation.

The Clean Fuels Ohio policy team are regular players at the Statehouse. By embracing inclusive, diverse technology solutions that are relevant to market-trends and data, we work with policymakers in an effective, bipartisan manner that solidifies positive results.

Clean Fuels Ohio works to advance an aggressive agenda for Ohio’s clean transportation industry at the local, State, and Federal levels. Our key policy priorities in 2021 are:

By working with the State Legislature and the DeWine Administration, Clean Fuels Ohio is confident that the existing fees imposed on EV drivers can be significantly reduced.
Ohio’s EV registration fees are too high and hurt Ohioans ability to purchase these vehicles. Yet North East Ohio’s “Voltage Valley,” has the state seeing growth in the EV manufacturing market. Ohioans need to be able to afford the vehicles they manufacture.
In 2021, Clean Fuels Ohio is pursuing opportunities to roll back the EV registration fee by way of the transportation budget. To do this we are actively engaging our members and stakeholders, and partnering with other organizations, to ensure that the voices of those who care about advanced, clean transportation are heard at the Ohio Statehouse. Read more about the initiative here!

We are working on a legislative package to support the creation of EV auto-manufacturing jobs. As EVs become the global vehicle trend, Ohio is poised to become a leader in EV production if we act fast! We have the chance to move Ohio’s auto-manufacturing industry into the future and create jobs opportunities for Ohioans. We must incentivize the purchase of personal and commercial EVs, invest in EV infrastructure around the State, and ensure that the appropriate workforce development plans are put in place.

We will work to promote changes at the Federal level to the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality/Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant (CMAQ/DERG) funding systems that would allow more than just transit agencies to receive funding (currently prohibited due to the BuyAmerica waiver program). Changes would include making broader eligibility for EVSE manufacturers, as well as for lower weight class vehicles (as some alternative fuels can be made BuyAmerica compliant).

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