Electrification Coalition Applauds Lawmakers for EV Investments in Build Back Better Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 19, 2021

 

Washington, D.C.— In response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Friday passage of the Build Back Better Act, which contains robust investments in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka made the following statement: 

“We applaud this action by the House, and we strongly urge the Senate to follow suit. The investments outlined within the Build Back Better Act represent a long-overdue federal commitment to an electric transportation future.” 

“This is a thoughtful combination of policies that will work together to propel us toward a cleaner, more equitable, and a transportation system that can finally break U.S. dependence on oil. From funding to electrify mail trucks to consumer incentives, from incentives for commercial freight to charging stations and increasing domestic manufacturing, these investments will ensure the U.S. can compete and lead in the global transition to electrification”  

“Consumers, manufacturers, businesses, utilities and vehicle fleets have started the transition to electric transportation, and the Build Back Better Act will rapidly accelerate electrification.”  

“We appreciate the hard work and determination of the members of Congress who helped get us to this point. We now look forward to passage of the Build Back Better Act in the Senate. This historic legislation, together with the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, will launch the U.S. into a future of transportation that is clean, equitable and affordable. 

 

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About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advances policies and actions to facilitate widespread deployment and adoption of electric vehicles in order to reduce the economic, public health and national security risks caused by America’s dependence on oil. For more information, visit electrificationcoalition.org.