MI Congresswoman introduces bill to boost electric-vehicle adoption

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced legislation Wednesday to boost adoption of electric cars.

The legislation, known as the USA Electrify Forward Act, directs U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to “accelerate domestic manufacturing efforts directed toward the improvement of batteries, power electronics and other technologies for use in plug-in electric vehicles.”

It also directs the transportation department to update residential and commercial building codes to encourage the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations and orders states to consider measures to encourage charging stations.