Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Kia and Volvo are among 17 companies that have joined a new strategic advisory group that will support the deployment of EVs and charging infrastructure in the U.S.
The Electrification Coalition Business Council was formed Wednesday in partnership with the nonpartisan group Electrification Coalition.
The two groups will work "to advance policies and programs that support the deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure on a mass scale in order to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges associated with the American transportation sector's dependence on oil," according to a news release.
"The United States' transition to an electrified transportation future isn't a question of if — it's when," Ben Prochazka, national director of the Electrification Coalition, said in a statement. The council "creates a strategic alliance that can supercharge support for the policies and actions needed to accelerate transportation electrification at a mass scale."
The newly formed group's members also include EV startup Rivian, ride-hailing giant Uber, Cox Automotive and others representing a broad cross section of the transportation sector.