Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen is scheduled to testify today at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on “Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead.” The hearing begins at 10:15 am Eastern.
“There are still many challenges to realizing the full potential of electric vehicles, especially improving cost and convenience while ensuring adequate charging infrastructure. At the same time, liquid fuels providers and conventional internal combustion engine makers will be under pressure to continually improve in order to remain competitive in the years ahead,” said #SubEnvironment Chairman Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL).
The future for EVs and how it might impact renewable fuels was a topic at the 2017 National Ethanol Conference in February. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White moderated a panel on the subject which included Tammy Klein, Future Fuel Strategies; Eva Rigamonti, Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA)/Steptoe & Johnson; and Leslie Hayward, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). Each panelist had a different perspective when it comes to the future of electric vehicles and the impact that will have on more traditional fuel sources, including ethanol.
Links to the panel discussion and an interview with Robert White are found below:Electric Vehicles Panel Interview with Robert White, RFA