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#SubEnvironment to Examine Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today announced a hearing for Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead.”

According to the Energy Information Administration and others, the internal combustion engine running on liquid fuels will remain the most common passenger vehicle propulsion system through 2050. However, battery electric vehicles (EVs), as well as plug in hybrids will continue to make significant inroads. To an unprecedented extent, the internal combustion engine will be sharing the road with another form of automobility.

“There are still many challenges to realizing the full potential of electric vehicles, especially improving cost and convenience while ensuring adequate charging infrastructure. At the same time, liquid fuels providers and conventional internal combustion engine makers will be under pressure to continually improve in order to remain competitive in the years ahead,” said #SubEnvironment Chairman Shimkus. “The purpose of this hearing is to explore the policy implications of a transportation future in which both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles will be significant players.”

The Majority Memorandum, witness testimony, and live webcast will be made available as they are posted on the committee’s website HERE.

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