Kelly, a Republican congressmen who is running for reelection this November, owns Mike Kelly Automotive, which retails Cadillac, Chevrolet, Kia, Hyundai and Toyota brands in Pennsylvania — a state where auto sales were banned in response to the pandemic.
Jamie Boone was previously vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Technology Association, where she led legislative and policy initiatives on automated vehicles, transportation innovation, privacy and emerging technology.
The proposed law — known as Assembly Bill 326 — would have created a legal framework for EV memberships and allowed consumers access to EVs without financing or long-term commitments through a direct month-to-month agreement with the EV manufacturer.
The action comes after the Alliance for Automotive Innovation filed a court brief in support of VW's petition to reconsider a ruling that would allow state and local governments to regulate modifications to emission-control systems once a vehicle is sold. VW plans to appeal.