“The pandemic has posed some of the greatest economic challenges our nation has ever faced,” Burr added. “It’s critical that Congress support policies that will grow the economy and create additional jobs to overcome these challenges. This bipartisan legislation will do just that by incentivizing private sector investment into our nation’s aging infrastructure and expanding renewable, clean-fuel choices for American drivers.”
“Nevada is leading the way in electric vehicle production and innovation, and this legislation will ensure that our charging station infrastructure can keep up with growing demand,” Cortez Masto noted.
Building a national electric vehicles charging network is among the proposals the Biden administration is likely to pursue as part of its big-picture infrastructure agenda. Democrats in control of the chambers in Congress continue to affirm a commitment to consider President Joe Biden’s “build back better” policies. Biden has called for providing fleets of electric vehicles with 500,000 charging stations along the nation’s highways as part of a major economic relief campaign.
In a statement accompanying the bill’s announcement, the sponsors indicated they had garnered support from stakeholders, such as the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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