Senate Democrats propose $73 billion to shift U.S. to EV transit buses

by Reuters
Tuesday, 4 May 2021 20:16 GMT

A bus moves through New York during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York, U.S., April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan R Smith

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer noted only 2% of U.S. 70,000 transit buses are zero-emission vehicles

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - Two U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed spending $73 billion to electrify the nation's 70,000 transit buses as part of a push to move the United States toward zero-emission transportation.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Banking chairman Sherrod Brown noted only 2% of U.S. buses are zero-emission vehicles. They propose using funds to electrify transit vans and other vehicles and requiring all vehicles purchased using the funds are made in the United States.

(Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese)