Highlights of Clean Transportation Components in H.R. 2

The following are highlights of clean transportation components included in H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act. Supporters in Ohio should contact Senator Sherrod Brown at (202) 224-2315 and Senator Rob Portman at (202)-224-3353.

  • Extends the tax incentives for biodiesel and for natural gas and propane with a phase-down, through 2025.

  • Extends the tax credit for alternative fueling infrastructure through 2025 and expands the credit for electric charging infrastructure by allowing a 20% credit for expenses in excess of $100,000.

  • Increases the production cap for the electric vehicle tax credit to 600,000 per manufacturer and allows purchasers to receive a credit of $7,000.

  • Provides a new tax credit for the purchase of zero emission heavy duty vehicles and zero emission buses.

  • Provides $350 million a year in competitive grants for alternative fueling infrastructure established on corridors designated by the FHWA.

  • Establishes Community Climate Innovation grants of $250 million per year for local investments in innovative strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Provides $1.7 billion for zero-emission bus grants.

  • Authorizes $50 million for the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program for fiscal year 2021 and increases the authorization each year, reaching $100 million in fiscal year 2025.

  • Creates a $500 million a year Zero Emissions Ports Infrastructure Program.

  • Authorizes $3.5 billion a year for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants, which can be used by cities and counties to implement strategies to advance alternative fuels, vehicles, and infrastructure.

  • Reauthorizes EPA's DERA, the diesel emissions reduction program, at $500 million a year. This program has been a mainstay in Virginia's diesel emissions mitigation efforts.

  • Reauthorizes the Clean School Bus Program at $65 million a year.

  • Establishes a pilot program for the electrification of certain refrigerated vehicles.

  • Supports the Postal Service to replace at least 75 percent of its fleet with electric or zero emission vehicles and authorizes at least $6 billion for the purchase of new vehicles.

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