Does not matter how hot we all think the EV is or is not. It will NOT come out of the sub-committee, no less the full committee, during the current legislative season. If it does not make it, it will have to be reintroduced next year, etc. Unless the Bill gets a co-sponsor, most likely it will die in subcommittee. This happens all of the time up on the Hill. It makes good press back home that you are behind the "Green" idea. It makes no matter, that the Bill has no chance of making it out of committee.
You've got people standing in line waiving cash over their heads waiting to buy plug-in EV's. Industry is running flat out to get there. So why is our government spending our tax dollars on this? What's wrong with this picture?
Instead, the government should be handing out our money to promote technology that has no market demand. Ethanol comes to mind.
There is no guarantee that the Dorgan bill will be passed by the full Senate or even the House of Representatives. Dorgan hopes that the results of the legislation will ultimately lead to half of the U.S. vehicle fleet being electrified by 2030.
This bill currently does NOT have a co-sponsor. Without a co-sponsor in the "House", the "Bil"l most likely will die, just like the other hundreds that die before even getting out of Committee, no less making it to both Houses of Congress. The "Bill" has only gone to panel. It has not even made it to a full Senate Committee. If the sub-committee does not like it, it will not be sent to the full committee and if the full committee chair does not like it, it will not get out of committee. Most likely it will not ever get out of committee during the current legislative year.
Another open check written by the gov't that will be diverted to a few folks pockets and/or useless project to grease a few folks. Shell game all the way like Medicare and SS. If the gov't gets that involved, it probably is not good.