INDIANAPOLIS - A state representative says she’s against the proposed rate hike by Indianapolis Power and Light that would be used to fund an electric-car initiative.
The city’s partnership with French-based Bollore will bring roughly 500 electric cars to Indianapolis. They’ll be powered at 200 charging stations citywide.
The entire project will cost $16 million, and IPL is asking state regulators for a rate hike to cover that cost.
If the company can’t find that money through the program’s users, then everyone (even customers outside Marion County) would be asked to chip in roughly $0.44 per month on their IPL bill.
That wouldn’t kick in until January of 2018, but this week, Indiana State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-94) says you shouldn’t be the one to pay up.
“I do not feel that my taxpayers, my constituents or anybody else should be paying to subsidize a private company, particularly for a service they are never, ever going to use,” Rep. Pryor said.
RTV6 reached out to IPL for response and received this statement:
“This is an innovative program that has a number of unique benefits it could bring to our customers and our community.”
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