The shift to electric transportation represents a unique opportunity to reduce the economic, national security, and emissions impacts from America’s dependency on oil. By transitioning to an electrified transportation future, the United States has the opportunity to create new jobs, reap financial savings for consumers and fleet operators, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
By prioritizing key policies that will accelerate the manufacturing and sales of electric vehicles (EVs), the Biden-Harris Administration and 117th Congress have a critical opportunity to establish U.S. leadership in electric transportation and to maintain our global competitiveness in the automotive industry.
The Electrification Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the enactment of critical federal policies, supported by four core pillars:
Tax credits for all vehicle types (light-, medium-, and heavy duty) will continue to spur market growth by reducing the early higher upfront costs of EVs and providing important signals to manufacturers, consumers, and fleet operators that the United States is prioritizing an electric transportation future.
Lift the cap of the Section 30D federal EV tax credit to work for more consumers, public- and private-sector fleet operators, and all manufacturers.
Medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) vehicles, such as trucks and buses, make up a quarter of all transportation emissions. This leads to poor air quality, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. EVs, which have zero tailpipe emissions, will reduce these negative impacts, drastically cut oil consumption, and can support U.S. manufacturing.
Create a new credit for buyers of used EVs, providing more options to low- and middle-income consumers.
Consumers and fleet operators need adequate access to EV charging infrastructure, lack of which is currently a barrier to greater EV adoption.
Extend the Section 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit out to 2025, increase the cap of $30,000 allowed per project, and allow the credit to be applicable to each station, not the “project,” which could include multiple stations.
Enable commercialization of rest stops along interstate highways: Allow for EV charging stations to be defined as allowable commercial activity at rest stops.
The United States government can lead by example by electrifying the federal fleet, including the U.S. Postal Service vehicles. The EC supports a bold allocation of funding for federal fleet electrification, including USPS fleet electrification.
The 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit should be updated to help manufacturers and other industrial users to retool, expand, or build new facilities.
The EC’s National Director, Ben Prochazka, delivered testimony for EVs, EV infrastructure, and advancing the future of electric mobility before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in 2019.