Electrification Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Progress on Electric Transportation Infrastructure

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June 25, 2021

Electrification Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Progress on Electric Transportation Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.— In response to President Biden’s support of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, which includes $15 billion to support EV charging infrastructure and the electrification of school and transit buses, Electrification Coalition National Director Ben Prochazka made the following statement:

We applaud this timely step forward on infrastructure – a comprehensive package has long been needed. We’re greatly encouraged that leaders have struck a deal and acknowledged that transportation electrification is a bipartisan priority that benefits all Americans.

This infrastructure plan can sow the seeds for greater investment and opportunity in the United States, as we work to ensure that our country does not cede leadership to China.

American states and cities have been leading the way in EV deployment and charging infrastructure development, and an infusion of federal dollars will help to leverage these existing investments.

That said, we do see opportunities for improvement. The $15 billion identified for transportation electrification in this bipartisan plan is just a fraction of the amount truly needed; funding for electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure must be aggressively strengthened to compete on the global stage.

As details of the deal become available, we look forward to working with the White house and Congress to ensure that any infrastructure plan includes the following:

      • Robust incentives for the purchase of light-, medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles
      • Incentives for the buildout of a nationwide EV charging network
      • A pathway for just and equitable transition to an electrified transportation future for all Americans.

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About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale in order to reduce the economic, public health and national security risks caused by America’s dependence on oil.