Aug. 10, 2021
Electrification Coalition Encouraged by Bipartisan Progress on Electric Transportation Infrastructure
Washington, D.C.— In response to the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Invest in America Act (H.R. 3684), which includes funding to support EV charging infrastructure and electric buses, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka made the following statement:
“We are encouraged to see that the Invest in America Act passed the Senate with funding for EV charging infrastructure and electric buses – it’s a good week for electric transportation. This legislation provides a much-needed down payment to electrify our transportation future, and it complements the executive orders issued by the White House last week on zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales targets and stronger standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.”
“We look forward to the work ahead to develop a much stronger funding package for transportation electrification through the reconciliation process. We need continued strong leadership to ensure the United States acts swiftly to address the economic and national security threats of oil’s monopoly on our transportation sector. The time to act is now – America cannot afford to miss its EV moment.”
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About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in order to reduce the economic, public health and national security risks created by America’s dependence on oil.