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Posts Tagged: Biden Administration

Auto CEOs and Biden administration officials call for charging interoperability

The White House recently held a virtual meeting with representatives of most of the major automakers to discuss electric vehicles and charging. According to Reuters, senior Biden administration officials and automotive leaders agreed on the importance of interoperability for charging infrastructure. “There was broad consensus that charging stations and vehicles need to be interoperable and… Read more »

Defense Production Act could boost domestic production of critical battery minerals

Shortages of battery materials represent a serious bottleneck that’s sabotaging environmental goals and costing consumers a bundle, and the supply crunch seems likely to be with us for some time. President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act in order to encourage domestic production of critical raw materials. Doing so added critical battery minerals… Read more »

Former EPA exec Margo Oge explains the new federal emissions rules

The Biden administration has announced three major pro-EV initiatives in recent months—a revamping of the federal tax credits, an infrastructure funding package, and new EPA emissions standards. However, government programs are always complex, and they tend to undergo major revisions between the proposal and policy stages. To help us sort out how the new policies… Read more »

EPA’s new emissions rules—the best EV news from Washington in years

The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a set of new auto emissions standards, which the New York Times calls “the most significant climate action taken to date by the Biden administration, and [the] highest level ever set for fuel economy.” The story so far: In 2017, major automakers asked the incoming US president to… Read more »

Bipartisan infrastructure deal includes $15 billion in EV charging and electric bus funding

After weeks of back-and-forth on the infrastructure bill, President Joe Biden announced, “We have a deal,” standing with a group of Republicans and Democrats after a meeting in the Oval Office. “I think it’s really important we’ve all agreed that none of us got all that we wanted.” EV advocates certainly aren’t going to get… Read more »

Biden’s EV plan includes $100 billion in purchase rebates and $15 billion for charging stations

Details of the Biden administration’s $174-billion proposal to boost EV adoption are slowly beginning to leak out. According to a Transportation Department email message seen by Reuters, the plan calls for $100 billion in new consumer rebates, $15 billion to build 500,000 new charging stations, $20 billion for electric school buses, $25 billion for zero-emission… Read more »

President Biden’s infrastructure plan includes $174 billion for EV programs

President Biden’s next priority is a massive infrastructure bill, and e-mobility is very much a part of the plan to upgrade and modernize the country’s transportation system. The administration is going big. “The American Jobs Plan will invest in America in a way we have not invested since we built the interstate highways and won… Read more »

President Biden announces plan to update federal vehicle fleet with US-made EVs

President Joe Biden has announced that he will replace the entire US federal fleet with US-made electric vehicles. “The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America, by American workers,” said the 46th president. The administration has not announced a… Read more »