WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Biden administration announced plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort to spur the domestic production of advanced batteries as part of its climate and transportation agenda.
In response, Joe Britton, Executive Director of the Zero Emission Transportation Association, released the following statement:
“We applaud the Biden administration’s recent announcement to initiate a $3.1 billion effort to spur the domestic production of advanced batteries through grants and a separate $60 million program for battery recycling.
“As U.S. companies work diligently to onshore this supply chain that is vital for electric vehicles and almost all other consumer electronics, the Biden administration is proving its resolve to support American workers and further drive U.S. manufacturing. In addition to bolstering our national security, producing batteries domestically will increase supply chain resiliency and protect consumers from disruption and price spikes. All this helps make progress toward electrifying our transportation system, which will generate unprecedented economic, environmental, and public health benefits for all Americans, even those who never sit behind the wheel of an electric vehicle.
“We look forward to working with Congress and the administration to make progress on transportation electrification through tax incentives for charging, domestic battery production, and the vehicles themselves.”