Legislation calling for greater accessibility to ease the challenges faced by people with disabilities when charging their electric vehicles (EVs) has advanced in the Senate.

Senate Bill 3323, introduced by Senator Dan McConchie, mandates that all EV charging stations are readily accessible, spaced adequately for accessibility needs, equipped with longer charging cords, and meet technical standards to ensure accessibility for all.

While gas stations in America are accessible for most people with disabilities, current laws overlook EV chargers. The proposed legislation would ensure all charging stations are designed to be independently usable by individuals with disabilities. This includes those who might have trouble using their hands, people with limb differences, or individuals reliant on special driving controls.

Senate Bill 3323 received unanimous support in the Senate and now advances to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

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