Cadillac Steve Carlisle outlines GMs plans to go electric Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump to encourage the purchase of electric cars but a bipartisan group in Congress moved to stop him.

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both D-Mich., as well as Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, instead proposed legislation Wednesday that would expand the credits. 

“Today’s legislation is something we can do now to reduce emissions and combat carbon pollution,” said Stabenow, who has long pushed to protect the tax credits intended to encourage people to purchase vehicles powered by electricity or hydrogen fuel cells. “Our bill