As transportation shifts from a petroleum past to a connected, electric future, a new paper from SAFE, the Electrification Coalition and the Bipartisan Policy Center concludes that Congress has an opportunity to put the United States in the lead by creating a pathway for the expedited electrification of commercial goods transport.
To accelerate the development of a U.S. supply chain through freight electrification, the paper recommends that Congress:
- Create a manufacturers’ credit. Establish a 30 percent manufacturers’ credit for the sales of EVs with a gross vehicle weight rating (GWVR) greater than or equal to 14,000 lbs. This is not covered by the existing 30D credit for purchasers of passenger vehicles and light trucks.
- Expand the EV charging tax credit. Eliminate the $100,000 cap on allowable expenses per site for the 30C alternative fuel vehicle refueling property tax credit that covers 30 percent of the cost for purchasing and installing charging stations.
- Provide funding for public medium-and-heavy-duty vehicle charging stations. Incentivize states to strategically install heavy-duty charging with a small portion of federal infrastructure funding.