FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 29, 2021
Washington, D.C.— In response to the announcement of a negotiated framework for the Build Back Better Act, which contains robust investments in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, Electrification Coalition Senior Policy Director Katherine Stainken made the following statement:
“We applaud these announcements from the White House and Congress – they demonstrate a recognition by leaders across the United States of the growing urgency to commit to an electric transportation future.
“The provisions outlined in the Build Back Better framework represent a thoughtful combination of policies that will work symbiotically to propel us toward a cleaner, more equitable, more secure transportation system. From electric mail trucks to consumer incentives, from charging stations to domestic manufacturing, these investments will be transformative, to the great benefit of the American people.
“It’s long past time for the chicken-or-the-egg conversations surrounding EVs to come to an end. Consumers, manufacturers, businesses and fleets are ready to move forward, and the Build Back Better framework will help us do just that.
“We appreciate the courage and determination of the members of Congress who helped get us to this point. The finish line is finally in sight – now we just need to cross it.”
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.