Electrification Coalition Applauds President’s Signing of Historic Infrastructure Bill, Calls for Further Investments in EVs and Charging Infrastructure

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Nov. 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.— In response to President Biden’s signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes funding to support EV charging infrastructure and electric buses, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka made the following statement: 

 “We applaud President Biden and his administration for enacting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This historic bipartisan investment in our infrastructure will have tangible positive impacts in the daily lives of millions of Americans in communities across the nation. Importantly, these investments include unprecedented levels of support for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and electric school and transit buses. 

 “From the beginning, the Biden administration has envisioned and fought for ambitious plans for transportation electrification, recognizing the immense public health, national security, energy security and climate benefits it promises. The president’s dedication and the leadership in Congress now ensures that those plans can become reality.  Today’s signing of this legislation is an important down payment to accelerate transportation electrification.” 

 “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides a much-needed down payment to accelerate the transition to a cleaner, more secure American transportation system. The bipartisan support for this infrastructure package demonstrates that both parties recognize the United States cannot afford to lag behind its global competitors in this historic transformation. 

 “We look forward to the work ahead to realize the remaining elements of the president’s vision for electric vehicle adoption, contained in the Build Back Better Act. We need continued strong leadership to ensure the United States acts swiftly to address the economic and national security threats of oil’s current monopoly on our transportation sector.” 

 On Monday, Nov. 15, the Electrification Coalition delivered a letter to congressional leaders, expressing appreciation for their work to enact the IIJA. 

 

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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. For more information, visit electrificationcoalition.org.