Biden Goes To Detroit, Pledges Electrification

"Amid inflation concerns, the president highlights administration actions to boost U.S. manufacturing of electric vehicles".

"DETROIT — President Biden extolled the potential of electric vehicles to boost the economy and reduce America’s contribution to climate change, and sought to ease worries about the reliability of EV technology, during a speech at the Detroit Auto Show on Wednesday.

After marveling at the zero-emission cars on display, at one point driving an electric Cadillac across the showroom floor, Biden highlighted how consumers and the American economy could benefit from the climate package he recently signed. The measure infuses billions of dollars of new federal investment into the electric-vehicle sector and pushes automakers to move their manufacturing plants onshore.

“America is confronting the climate crisis with American workers leading the way,” Biden said. “It used to be to buy an electric vehicle you had to make all sorts of compromises. Not now. … It is all changing. Today, if you want an electric vehicle with a long range, you can buy one made in America.”"

Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Evan Halper, and Ian Duncan report for the Washington Post September 14, 2022.


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Source: Washington Post, 09/15/2022