Consumer Reports opposes California bill that would create barriers for electric vehicle drivers

“California recently approved rules that require chip credit card readers at electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, so that paying to charge an EV is as easy as paying for gas. However, a bill proposed to the California Legislature aimed to undo these reasonable regulations. Consumer Reports opposed this bill (Assembly Bill 1424, 2019) because it would have allowed barriers to access for many consumers, and sent a letter to the Chair of the state Senate’s Appropriations Committee urging elected representatives to oppose the bill. The bill failed to advance in the Legislature.

A copy of CR’s letter is posted here as a downloadable PDF.


Contact:    Alfred J. Artis, Policy Analyst, Consumer Reports,