While AEP Ohio, Dayton Power & Light, and Duke Energy Ohio are “among the 70 utilities that say they’ll be part of the $50 million expected to be spent annually” on electric vehicles, FirstEnergy Corp. is the sole exception, Columbus Business First reports. The utilities pledged to dedicate 5 percent of their budgets for annual fleet acquisitions on electric vehicle purchases. The White House issued a release that said the utility companies’ commitment show that U.S. businesses “are investing in the technology that will enhance our energy security by reducing our dependence on oil, promoting measures to cut fuel costs for American families and businesses, and helping the U.S. continue to cut carbon pollution.” For more, read the full article