Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
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WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency is releasing today a proposed rule that updates vehicle emissions standards, which will steer the nation to instead adopt cleaner vehicles like electric vehicles, greatly accelerating the electrification of our nation’s transportation systems.
In response, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka released the following statement:
“The U.S. is creating aligned policies to ensure we are leaders in the global race to electrification. Electrification of transportation will reduce our dependence on oil, reduce emissions, and drive economic opportunity—all critical to protecting our economic and national security.
“While the timeline is ambitious and might be a challenge for some in the automotive sector, we must urgently develop robust, secure supply chains with our allies and establish U.S.-based manufacturing to electrify our cars, trucks and buses. This move, along with the policies and programs created by the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides important clarity and is another mechanism that will stimulate state and local policies and private sector investments to accelerate electrification.
“The time is now to ensure our electric transportation future. This is our EV moment.”
About the Electrification Coalition
The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. ElectrificationCoalition.org