Harley to start making “zero emission” motorcycles at Pennsylvania plant

11 July 2024- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) secured $89 million in competitive grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support Harley Davidson’s zero emissions motorcycle production in York County, PA. The funding comes from the Domestic Manufacturing Conversion (DMC) Grant program, an Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provision that supports domestic production of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs).

“In a world where demand for electric vehicles is only growing stronger, we have an obligation to ensure American manufacturers can compete on the international stage,” said Senator Casey. “Harley Davidson is one of America’s iconic manufacturers, and this funding from the Inflation Reduction Act will ensure it will be able to continue leading the global market in the years and decades to come. I will always fight for investments that support a strong, clean economy and continue South Central Pennsylvania’s legacy as a manufacturing powerhouse.”

This funding will help Harley Davidson make investments necessary to hit its goal of producing more zero-emission motorcycles. Senator Casey sent a letter of support to the DOE advocating for the zero-emission motorcycle manufacturing project. Thanks to the DMC grant, Harley Davidson will make adjustments to and increase production of certain existing Harley Davidson and LiveWire branded electric motorcycles. Harley Davidson’s electric motorcycle business, LiveWire, uses an all-American supply chain and is the largest electric motorcycle manufacturer in the Nation.

In May 2023, Senator Casey visited Harley Davidson’s York facility to introduce the Electric Motorcycle Parity Act to include qualifying motorcycles among the vehicles eligible for the clean vehicle tax credits in the IRA. The Electric Motorcycle Parity Act would help millions of motorcycle drivers afford American-made environmentally friendly motorcycles, strengthen American manufacturing, and create jobs.to expand the IRA’s clean energy manufacturing incentives to the American motorcycle industry.

Click HERE to learn more about the Electric Motorcycle Parity Act.