EDTA Statement on the Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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Washington, D.C.—July 21, 2010—From Brian Wynne, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA):
“S. 3495, the Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010, as reported by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, represents an important next step in accelerating the adoption of plug-in electric drive vehicles in the U.S. The bill has evolved in important ways, including establishing a national deployment effort to accompany the regional ones, and is a critical element of any energy bill going forward.
“EDTA thanks the bill’s authors and the Chairman for their leadership on this legislation and looks forward to working with them to build on this to map an even more comprehensive electric drive plan—integrating all the oil-displacing electric drive technologies, fuel cells, hybrids, and plug-ins—across the national vehicle fleet.”
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the trade association representing battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, education, industry networking, and international conferences. EDTA’s membership includes automotive and other equipment manufacturers, energy companies, technology developers, component suppliers, and government agencies. For more information about EDTA and its members, visit www.electricdrive.org.