Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
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WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly released the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization.
Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka responded:
“For a century, our transportation systems have depended on oil, the global supply of which is controlled by bad actors that do not share our values. Powering our vehicles with electricity, produced domestically from diverse sources, will improve our nation’s economic and national security.
“Electrifying our transportation systems requires significant planning and coordination. We are pleased to see these agencies working together to identify immediate actions and create long-term plans to decarbonize transportation by 2050.
“The three key strategies outlined, increasing convenience, improving efficiency, and transitioning to clean options, are significant as we move towards electrifying each sector of transportation. We look forward to working with all the agencies in applying the strategies mentioned for each transportation mode, particularly the light-duty and medium-heavy-duty sectors. EVs and EV charging infrastructure are available today and are being adopted around the country, highlighting the emphasis on the deployment of these clean technologies.
“The world is shifting to electric transportation, and the U.S. must be a leader in that global effort to create American jobs and protect our national security. This call to action at the federal level is one that every state should replicate, as well, and will help ensure that the U.S. is not left behind.”
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