Driving America Forward Act a Much Needed Step Toward Cleaner Vehicles and Cleaner Air

Statement of Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President

April 10, 2019
Keith Gaby, (202) 572-3336, kgaby@edf.org

(Washington, D.C.) "Electric vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. We applaud the introduction of the Driving America Forward Act —which extends a federal tax credit for the purchase of zero emission cars and light trucks—and thank Senators Stabenow, Alexander, Peters, and Collins and Representative Kildee for their leadership on this bi-partisan priority. To position the U.S. to be the global leader in manufacturing the zero emissions vehicles that will power the future of the industry and provide good paying jobs, we need to build on this important step by advancing complementary measures. This includes maintaining the protective Clean Car Standards, investing in a robust charging infrastructure, and encouraging the adoption of electric buses and large trucks."

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