U.S. House Committee Advances Electric Vehicle Bill
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy advanced H.R. 5545, the New Opportunities to Expand Healthy Air Using Sustainable Transportation (NO EXHAUST) Act of 2020. The legislation was introduced by Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) two days ago. The bill would authorize:
- $2 billion per year from fiscal year 2021 through 2030 for the grants to state and local governments and private entities for electric vehicle deployment;
- $2.5 billion per year over the same period for large-scale projects to electrify the transportation sector; and
- $2.5 billion per year over the same period to accelerate the domestic manufacturing of electric vehicles.
This was one of the nine bills that advanced through the subcommittee relating to energy efficiency.
To view the bill, click here.
To view Congressman Rush’s press release, click here.