Advanced Vehicle Technology Act Likely to Pass, Says Stabenow

The bill would increase the existing U.S. Department of Energy program by about $200 million annually to a total of $2.85 billion over five years.

Published: 17-Jan-2010

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said today that she believes the Senate is likely to pass legislation that would reauthorize and expand a grant program for electric vehicle development within weeks.

The bill, called the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act, would increase the existing U.S. Department of Energy program by about $200 million annually to a total of $2.85 billion over five years.

Passed by the U.S. House in September, the legislation — aimed at spurring research and development for electric vehicles and electric vehicle components — is pending in the Senate.

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