ICYMI: BIDEN TOUTS NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING PLANT IN TENNESSEE
New Plant Boosts Biden’s Plans to Revitalize & Invest in American Manufacturing, Create Jobs at Home
President Biden “has made rebuilding American manufacturing a key component of his economic agenda. One way the President wants to boost manufacturing and create more jobs is by building a sprawling network of electric vehicle charging stations across the country.”
“The President argues future electric cars will be more climate-friendly and affordable for American families, and he wants half the vehicles sold in the US to be electric or plug-in hybrids by 2030. His administration has outlined a plan to use $7.5 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure law to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the country. There are currently fewer than 47,000.”
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- The company, Tritium, and the White House say the new plant will produce up to 30,000 electric vehicle chargers per year and create 500 local jobs.
The President also said it was ‘another example of what America could achieve’ through bipartisanship, namely through the passage of his bipartisan infrastructure law. He also made a point to thank Tennessee’s Republican Gov. Bill Lee for his involvement in getting the facility to his state.
‘The new manufacturing facility Tritium announced today is more than just great news for Tennessee. Yes, it’s going to create more than 500 good-paying jobs in Tennessee, but it can deliver greater dignity and little more breathing room to workers and their families,’ Biden said at a White House event on the administration’s efforts to revamp American manufacturing, create jobs and lower energy costs for Americans.
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