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Electric-Vehicle Charging to Get Biofuel Credits Under EPA Plan

  • EV plan part of draft proposal to set biofuel-blending quotas
  • Change would mark major expansion of Renewable Fuel Standard
Electric vehicle charging stations in San Francisco.

Electric vehicle charging stations in San Francisco.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Charging electric vehicles using some forms of renewable power would qualify for credits under Environmental Protection Agency draft plans to expand a longstanding US biofuel support program.

The measure is part of a proposal to set biofuel-blending requirements for gasoline and diesel that is being honed by the administration ahead of a planned mid-November release, said two people familiar with the matter. The EPA is on track to send the draft plan to the White House for interagency review before the end of the week, said the people, who asked not to be named because details aren’t public.