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Iowa Utilities Board allows sale of electric vehicle energy by the kilowatt-hour

Iowa Utilities Board allows sale of electric vehicle energy by the kilowatt-hour

Iowa utility regulators will allow retailers to sell energy for electric vehicle charging by the quantity — a move some advocates say marks a win for the state’s budding electric vehicle infrastructure.

Traditionally, energy for electric vehicle charging has been sold by an increment of time, but the Iowa Utilities Board earlier this month allowed for that energy to be sold by whatever format they wish, including kilowatt-hour.

Mark Schuling, Iowa’s consumer advocate, said charging stations can distribute energy at different speeds, meaning one hour at one station can provide a different amount of energy than an hour at the next station.

By allowing for the sale of energy by a quantity, consumers will better know what they’re purchasing, he said.

Read the full article on the Cedar Rapids Gazette website.



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