Electric/Natural Gas Vehicles Bill To Get Lame-Duck Vote

Created: September 30, 2010 10:45 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

As I reported yesterday, electric vehicles advocates are confident they’ll get a vote on their proposal proposal to incentivize the vehicles in 2011. Well, it looks like that vote could come sooner.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture for a vote on a bill that includes incentives for both electric and natural gas vehicles, S. 3815, the Promoting Natural Gas and Electric Vehicles Act of 2010. The first cloture vote is scheduled for Nov. 17, according to a spokesperson in Reid’s office.

Consideration of the proposals, which both have bipartisan support, may be the only energy-related work that gets done in the lame duck, with the renewable energy standard and oil spill response bill pushed back into 2011.