United States President Joe Biden was today in Tennessee, ahead of the strategic partnership with Tridium Inc., the American-Australian company that will be in charge of building the network. Biden pledged that the federal government would provide funds for the network of chargers of electric vehicles to be established across the country.
“This is great news both for the economy and the planet” Biden told reporters while confirming the strategic partnership with Tridium Inc., the American-Australian company that will be in charge of building the network.
Concluding his remarks, Biden insisted China won’t be a leader in the electric vehicle industry from now on, and promised that all 600,000 government vehicles will eventually become fully electric.
Today’s announcement of Tritium’s first U.S. manufacturing facility – to build up to 30,000 EV chargers a year – is the latest sign that President Biden’s climate & economic agenda is delivering for American workers.
“China has been leading the electric vehicle race, but that’s about to change. We’re building a convenient, reliable, equitable national public charging network. It’ll make America more economically competitive and help us tackle the climate crisis at the same time.”
“From iconic companies, like GM and Ford building out new electric vehicle production, to Tesla, our nations largest electric vehicle manufacturer.”
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.
Today’s event follows another manufacturing event at the White House where Biden praised the decision from Intel to build a new $20 billion chip manufacturing complex in Ohio. The President said the new factory would create 7,000 construction jobs and another 3,000 permanent jobs and said it would help address the semiconductor shortage the US is facing.