05/31/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/31/2023 13:12
Bill would help consumers buy electric motorcycles, support Pennsylvania manufacturing
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were more than 8.5 million motorcycles registered in the United States in 2021 but fewer than one percent were electric
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation to include qualifying motorcycles among the vehicles eligible for the clean vehicle tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act. The Electric Motorcycle Parity Act would help millions of motorcycle drivers afford American-made, environmentally-friendly motorcycles and strengthen American manufacturing and create jobs while protecting our environment for generations to come.
"Through the clean energy tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act, our Nation has the ability to build a cleaner, safer future for generations to come while re-energizing American manufacturing," Senator Casey said. "The Electric Motorcycle Parity Act will help more motorcycle drivers reduce our carbon emissions, make the air cleaner in our communities, and help our manufacturers compete in a world where demand for electric vehicles grows."
"Wisconsin is a state that makes things and we have a second-to-none skilled workforce and the manufacturing knowhow that sets us up to lead the clean energy economy," Senator Baldwin said. "While the Inflation Reduction Act boosted our Made in America manufacturing economy and took steps to address climate change, it left motorcycle riders and our motorcycle manufacturers out of the equation. The Electric Motorcycle Parity Act will support Wisconsin workers and iconic businesses like Harley-Davidson and help give Wisconsinites more choices to buy more affordable, efficient vehicles made by American companies."
The bill is co-sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
The bill is endorsed by the United Steelworkers (USW), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), Harley-Davidson, and LiveWire.
Read more about the Electric Motorcycle Parity Acthere.