Dingell Reintroduces Comprehensive Electric Vehicle Manufacturing & Infrastructure Legislation
Continues leadership on leveraging economic opportunity to combat climate change by electrifying transportation
Washington, March 12, 2021
DEARBORN, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) reintroduced comprehensive legislation to support and advance the development, production, and deployment of electric vehicles (EV) and EV charging infrastructure across the United States. Included in both House Democrats' landmark climate change and infrastructure legislation, the U.S.A. Electrify Forward Act would provide a roadmap for retooling domestic electric vehicle manufacturing across the United States, update building codes, and expanding investments and deployment of charging infrastructure.
“American workers are ready to build electric vehicles that are affordable and efficient, but our government needs to step up its leadership to provide the right policies and infrastructure necessary to compete in this global market. The U.S.A. Electrify Forward Act will help solidify American’s leadership and competitiveness,” said Congresswoman Dingell. “If we are serious about combating climate change, we need to convert and retool manufacturing facilities to bring electric vehicles to market, while making historic investments in charging infrastructure and the domestic production of key components like batteries and technology. We need to act now to pass this bill that will create jobs in Michigan and around the country, combat climate change, and ensure our nation’s rightful place at the forefront of auto manufacturing.”
Americans are interested in electric vehicles, but fear of affordability, range, and charging makes them slow to adopt. According to a May 2019 AAA survey, only 16 percent of Americans say they would consider an electric vehicle for their next car purchase because consumers were concerned about purchase price, repair costs, and finding or running out of a charge.
Specifically, the U.S.A. Electrify Forward Act would: