EVs That Aren't Cars, DeLorean Countdown, Government Funding: EV News May 6

The usual EV news is all over the internet. It seems to revolve around Tesla, as well as legacy automakers, including Ford, GM, VW, and others. However, we’ve rounded up some unique and compelling stories to share. Check out our full newsletter for the week, which includes more Electric Vehicle News, and also news about Autonomous Vehicles.

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US Government

Earlier this week, The White House announced a $3.1 billion plan to boost the manufacturing of batteries through President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure plan. The funding is directed towards building, expanding manufacturing systems, and providing recycling plants for batteries. The plan will be funded through the $1 trillion infrastructure law with the overall goal to reach 50% of all vehicle sales being EVs by 2030.

More US Government

Also announced this week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $45 million in funds for the development of batteries for electric vehicles. The department is also launching a program, the Electric Vehicles for American Low-Carbon Living (EVs4ALL), to address faster charging, increased efficiency, and improved resiliency.

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