Committees take up truck electrification, AM radio concerns

By Mike Lee | 04/29/2024 06:30 AM EDT

Pending legislation would make sure cars can receive AM radio broadcast signals.

Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.).

Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) will hold a hearing this week on efforts to electrify the nation's truck fleet. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two House committees will focus this week on issues related to electric vehicles and the future of transportation.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit will hold a hearing on the administration’s efforts to electrify the trucking sector.

About 17 percent of the long-distance fleet is expected to be electric by 2032 under an EPA greenhouse gas rule, and the government is spending billions of dollars to build charging stations and promote domestic battery and truck manufacturing.


The hearing, to be led by subcommittee Chair Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), will have a particular focus on programs approved through the bipartisan infrastructure law, according to a release.