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Pennsylvania Patch: Push For Electric Vehicles In American Jobs Plan Would Benefit PA

Posted by Emily Scott & Dan Heyman on Jun 19, 2021

Pennsylvania Patch summarized the benefits of investing in electrification technology in PA, citing an AEE report and comments from Ryan Gallentine. Read snippets below and the full article here. Read BCTV’s coverage here

A new report predicts big benefits for Pennsylvania, and millions of jobs nationwide, if Congress decides to invest in upgrading the nation's electric infrastructure.

Ryan Gallentine - policy director for electrifying transportation with Advanced Energy Economy, which released the report - said the plan would spur private investment that could help jumpstart a transition to electric vehicles.

"What we found through this report is that investments in electrified transportation programs yield a fivefold return for the economy," said Gallentine.

The report concludes this level of support would save businesses, consumers and government agencies that switch to electric vehicles $19 billion annually in fuel costs and maintenance. And it would mean a significant increase in jobs in Pennsylvania's sector, which now employs about 7,000 people.

Read the full article here.

Topics: AEE In The News, pennsylvania