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U.S. infrastructure is nowhere near ready for Biden’s electric vehicle timeline

June 10, 2022 In The News 4 min read
Mark Barrott
U.S. policymakers are all-in on electric vehicles, but energy infrastructure will require vast upgrades to be ready for the changeover. In The Hill, Mark Barrott discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Woman walking into a car dealership.U.S. policymakers are going all-in on electric vehicles (EVs), but the supporting infrastructure will require vast upgrades to be ready for the giant changeover.

President Biden recently announced an objective of increasing U.S. EV production to 50% of the U.S. fleet by 2030. It’s a very aggressive goal. 

Current production sits at just 3–4%. Even to reach a more realistic 10%, the industry must undergo a massive transformation. We’ll need hundreds of thousands of new charging stations. We’ll need more electricity and better ways to store it. And though Biden is providing $3.1 billion in grants to seed the process, the private sector will need to step up in a major way.

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