Statement Attributable to Alliance for Automotive Innovation President and CEO John Bozzella:
“Auto Innovators supports EPA’s proposed GHG standards with appropriate and necessary flexibilities to encourage higher production of electric vehicles (EVs), including plug-in hybrid, battery and fuel cell EVs. Additional policy actions are needed today to help grow electric vehicle sales significantly through model year 2026 and beyond.
“We urge the Biden Administration and policymakers to continue advancing measures that will support the broad and equitable availability and adoption of electric-drive vehicles and infrastructure while ensuring alignment of environmental progress, vehicle affordability, and U.S. economic competitiveness.”
· By 2025, the industry will have invested $330 billion toward electrification, and IHS Markit predicts 130 EV models will be available in the U.S. by 2026 (versus 50+ models today), and the sector supports over 10 million jobs from coast to coast.
· In August 2021, Auto Innovators released a statement in support of aligning policies for a cleaner future and achieving EV purchases of 40-50% by the end of the decade.
· Alignment and harmonization between federal agencies will be key, as will ensuring the right balance between additional GHG improvements and provisions to encourage additional investment in electric vehicles (like multipliers and zero upstream emissions).
· Auto Innovators has outlined keys to transitioning to a cleaner transportation future in our Electric Vehicle Agenda, Innovation Agenda, and recently published EV Infrastructure Guiding Principles focusing on the importance of infrastructure investments and developments, including legislative and utility-based processes and policies that will support more customers as they buy or lease EVs.
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