The Iowa Utilities Board ruled last week that providing electric vehicle charging service does not make a business a public utility, the Energy News Network reports. The board opened a rule-making procedure a year ago to review its electric vehicle charging policy after the owner of the Iowa 80 Truckstop Inc. asked regulators to resolve a dispute between it and local electric utility Interstate Power and Light. When the truck stop began planning to install a vehicle charger, Interstate informed the owner it could not charge by the kilowatt hour, claiming the truck stop would be violating Interstate’s state-granted monopoly. Interstate had proposed a chart that would tell drivers what to pay based on the type of car, the type of charger and the time of day.