[Oeva-list] ADV: Fwd: Urgent! Tell your U.S. rep to support the Moving Forward Act

patricklconnor at gmail.com patricklconnor at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 12:20:07 PDT 2020


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Subject: Urgent! Tell your U.S. rep to support the Moving Forward Act


A major package will be voted on this week on the House side, which
includes a number of policies that will accelerate greater adoption of
electric vehicles
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Dear Patrick,

We hope everyone has been well and safe in these challenging times.
Congress has been focused on many issues the past few months, including
transportation and infrastructure policies. To that end, there is now a big
package that will be voted on this week on the House side, which includes a
number of policies that will accelerate greater adoption of electric
vehicles (EVs), “Moving Forward
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(that’s the bill name) into an electric transportation future.

*Tell Congress you want the Moving Forward Act now—yes to H.R. 2.*
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Here are the top nine provisions we are focused on in H.R. 2:

   - Sec. 90431 - *Federal EV tax credit*: Increases the cap on the Section
   30D federal EV tax credit to a total of 600,000 credits per auto
   manufacturer (versus the current 200,000 credits) - essentially, this will
   let the tax credit work for more drivers for a longer period of time.
   - Sec. 90432 - *Used EV tax credit*: Creates a new tax credit for buyers
   of used EVs, providing more options to consumers who are low-income. The
   credit is capped at the lesser of $2,500 credit or 30% of the sale price.
   - Sec. 33333 - *Expanding Access to EVs in Underserved Communities*:
   Requires that the Department of Energy conduct an assessment of the
   barriers and opportunities for deployment of EV charging stations in
   underserved communities and disadvantaged communities.
   - Sec. 33332 - *EV Charging Station rebate program*: Creates a new
   rebate program for installing EV charging stations at multi-unit dwellings,
   workplaces or commercial locations that are open to the public for at least
   12 hours a day.
   - Sec. 1211: *Accessibility, Rest Areas and Signage*: Requires that EV
   charging stations that are funded through the Highway Trust Fund (and all
   other areas under title 23) to be usable by the majority of EV drivers.
   Also allows for EV charging stations at Interstate rest areas or park &
   ride locations. And, calls for the Department of Transportation to update
   the EV signage manuals in order to provide uniform signage to locate EV
   charging stations.
   - Sec. 50002 - *U.S. Postal Service to go electric*: Requires at least
   75% of any new vehicles purchased by the U.S. Postal Service to be EVs.
   And, each post office location open to the public must have at least 1
   charging station by 2026. The fleet of medium and heavy-duty trucks must
   also be at least 30% electric by 2030.
   - Sec. 33340 - *U.S. Federal fleet to go electric*: Requires that
   beginning in FY 2025, at least 50% of the vehicles purchased for the
   federal fleet must be EVs (and the other 50% must be alternative fueled
   vehicles).
   - Sec. 33338 - *Funding for State Transportation Electrification Plans*:
   Calls for funding for State Energy Transportation Plans, which must include
   plans to deploy a network of EV charging stations, reduce fossil fuels and
   improve air quality by transportation electrification.
   - Sec. 33337 - *Utilities and Transportation Electrification*: Requires
   states to consider allowing for measures to encourage deployment of EV
   charging stations by utilities, including letting the utility recover
   investments in the EV charging stations.

*Contact your representative to support an electric transportation future
and H.R. 2.  *
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EVs provide benefits for all Americans—cleaner air, reduced carbon
emissions, fuel and maintenance savings for consumers, improved national
security, jobs in the innovation and tech sectors in the U.S.—just to name
a few. The time is now to adopt strong policies that will help Americans
reap all these benefits.

We will keep you updated as the bill moves forward.

Thanks,

Joel Levin
Executive Director
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