The nation is at an energy policy crossroads. We have the opportunity to lead the electric drive effort and we must take it to achieve energy security, a competitive advanced technology economy and a clean, healthier environment.
Electric drive vehicles – hybrid, pure battery electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles - are essential in leading the U.S. to greater energy, environmental and economic security. The U.S. is spending $200 billion on imported foreign oil annually. As an alternative to oil, we can fuel our vehicles with electricity, which is domestically produced and reliable.
Building the electric drive fleet in the U.S. paves the way for economic growth and for the country to build a competitive edge in the global race for advanced energy technologies. Our goals for clean transportation and a healthier environment can also be reached with electric drive. Read our policy action plan.