Pandemic should provoke pivot to electric vehicles

Source: By Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner • Posted: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Securing America’s Future Energy, a group that advocates for lessening U.S. dependence on oil, released a reportWednesday saying lawmakers should promote electric vehicles as part of recovery and stimulus efforts.

Among other provisions, SAFE calls on Congress to provide trade-in incentives for consumers to swap older, less fuel-efficient cars with electric vehicles. This will help EVs compete in a period of low oil prices, and prepare the U.S. to keep pace with China, the world’s largest market for EVs.