EV Policy Action
Energy Security Through Electric Drive:
Accelerating Electric Drive Technologies and Infrastructure
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 $451 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.
As the collective voice of the electric drive industry, we have identified the critical next-step policies that will build on our success and help the U.S. move beyond oil dependence and lead the Electric Drive Era:
Promote Private Investment in Electric Drive Vehicles and Infrastructure
Accelerate Technology Development across the Supply Chain: Basic Research through Market-Threshold Breakthroughs
Coordinate and Harmonize Regulatory Policies for Electric Drive Vehicles and Infrastructure