…One of the bills garnering interest was House Bill 7009, which is legislation designed to encourage more Connecticut residents to purchase electric vehicles. The bill calls for offering incentives for electric car drivers such as free parking in metered spots and creating time of day rates for the vehicles’ charging stations to encourage powering up when statewide demand for electricity is lower. Bill Dornbos, senior attorney and Connecticut director at Acadia Center, a New England environmental group, said the bill gives all zero-emission vehicles, not just electric cars, “the practical policy boost they need to make it easier for consumers to use and enjoy them.”