WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genevieve Cullen, President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), today issued the following statement in response to the introduction of S.3450, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include electric charging of certain vehicles as a qualified transportation fringe benefit excluded from gross income:
"EDTA applauds Senator Brown's leadership on electric drive and this effort to promote charging in workplaces.
"Electrifying the daily commute allows employees to save on gasoline and communities to benefit from reduced pollution.
"Expanding electric vehicle charging in the workplace is an important step in moving toward smarter, cleaner electric transportation in Ohio and across the country."
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the trade association promoting battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. EDTA conducts public policy advocacy, education, industry networking, and international conferences. EDTA's membership includes vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy companies, technology developers, component suppliers, government agencies and others. For more information about EDTA and its members, visit ElectricDrive.org. For information about owning and operating electric vehicles, please visit GoElectricDrive.com.
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SOURCE Electric Drive Transportation Association