E2: Schumer plan unleashes “U.S. innovation into the marketplace”

 WASHINGTON (September 25, 2019) – Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today introduced his Clean Cars for America plan to advance the U.S. electric vehicle market and build out charging infrastructure across the country.

The following is a statement from Sandra Purohit, federal advocacy director for the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs):

“While the rest of the world already is speeding ahead with cleaner, more efficient automobiles, America has been dragging its feet.

“This plan is a chance to quickly close that gap and unleash U.S. innovation into the marketplace, creating and preserving millions of American auto jobs for decades to come.”

According to E2’s Clean Jobs America 2019 report, more than 253,000 Americans now work in the clean vehicle sector and an additional 486,000 employees work with parts making vehicles more fuel efficient.

For more information please contact Michael Timberlake at (202) 289-2407 or mtimberlake@e2.org.

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Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.