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FCHEA Testifies to Congress in Support of Fuel Cell Vehicle Tax Incentives

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FCHEA Testifies to Congress in Support of Fuel Cell Vehicle Tax Incentives

Justin Lewis

FCHEA Testifies to Congress in Support of Fuel Cell Transportation Tax Credits

On March 14, FCHEA President Morry Markowitz testified at a public hearing held by the Tax Policy Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee on recently expired federal tax incentives.

Mr. Markowitz urged the Committee to reinstate the Fuel Cell Vehicle Tax Credit, and the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property credit. Both credits expired at the end of 2016, but were retroactively reinstated for 2017 as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act passed by Congress last month.

In his testimony, Mr. Markowitz highlighted the benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and the need to reinstate the equitable incentives thorough a "technology neutral" approach, as opposed to the current tax code which benefits only certain types of zero-emission vehicles.

  FCHEA President Morry Markowitz   t  estifies before the Subcommittee, March 14, 2018

FCHEA President Morry Markowitz testifies before the Subcommittee, March 14, 2018

Following his oral testimony, Mr. Markowitz answered questions from the Subcommittee Chairman Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16) and Congressman John Larson (D-CT-1). FCHEA will continue to work with its member companies, industry partners, and members of Congress to reinstate these crucial FCV tax credits.

Click here to read Mr. Markowitz's testimony to the Subcommittee, and click here for a video clip of Mr. Markowitz delivering his testimony.