I just got off a half-hour phone conversation with my Illinois state representative.
tax credits for purchases of EVs
tax credits for 240-volt outlets installed in older home garages
mandatory 240-volt outlets for brand new home garages
incentives for companies to build charging stations
incentives for Tesla to build a factory in Illinois
autonomous driving regulations
eventually replacing the gasoline tax with alternatives to pay for roadwork
Since Tesla has always been allowed to sell and service in Illinois, there was no need to provide encouragement.
I suggested he test drive a Tesla. He said he will.
One of my state representative's potential election opponents has alerted me to the Clean Energy Jobs Act HB3624, which will shortly come up for a vote in the Illinois legislature. Although my state representative did not mention this, I presume it is why he phoned to question me about EVs.
I have since emailed him to say that my vote in November may depend on how he votes regarding this bill. Any other TMC Illinois residents may want to send their opinion on this matter to their state legislators.
Citizens Utility Board: What is the Clean Energy Jobs Act? – Citizens Utility Board