FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 6, 2021
Washington, D.C.— In response to tonight’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes funding to support EV charging infrastructure and electric buses, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka made the following statement:
“We applaud Congress for sending the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to the president’s desk. With critical funding for charging infrastructure and thousands of electric buses, this legislation 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 develop the complementary policies, programs and further bold investments needed for transportation electrification 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 monopoly on our transportation sector. The time to act is now – America cannot afford to miss its EV moment.”
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.