WASHINGTON--Millions of electric vehicles that would slash America's dependence on foreign oil and cut carbon emissions would be put on the road under legislation approved by a Senate committee.
The bill would pour nearly $3.9 billion over 10 years into selected communities to build infrastructure to charge electric cars and provide incentives for consumers to buy plug-in vehicles.
It was one of several bills cleared by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that might be folded into a broader energy and climate bill Democrats are struggling to bring to the Senate floor.
The goal is to put the United States on a path to electrify half the country's cars and trucks by 2030, which would cut U.S. demand for oil by about one-third.
(Source: Automotive News)