30 Groups Express Support for Sustaining and Strengthening DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program

The ATVM was created by Congress in 2007 in the bipartisan Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) to help ensure that as the nation embarked on a rapid shift to cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles, those advanced vehicles and related technology would be built here in the United States.

March 4, 2021

Strong domestic manufacturing must be an essential part of our climate solutions. And programs and policies that help rebuild and retool our factories to make the technologies of the future will be essential to ensuring a climate and economic recovery agenda that goes hand in hand with rebuilding good jobs and hard-hit communities. The ATVM is a critical tool in this toolbox, and we oppose any proposed efforts to weaken the ATVM, either by legislative or administrative action. Instead, we believe the ATVM needs to be sustained and strengthened.

We know that the ATVM works. ATVM loans have been used to build or retool factories in eight states, including Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, and California. These factories anchor local and nationwide supply chains, employ tens of thousands of workers and have produced millions of advanced technology vehicles here in the United States.

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