$200M for EV R&D “We’re focusing on the entire battery supply chain from soup to nuts – from sustainable mining and processing to manufacturing and recycling – which will translate to thousands of new jobs across the country and put more clean-running electric vehicles on the road,” said Acting Assistant Secretary Kelly Speakes-Backman
The US Department of Energy has announced it will provide $200 million over five years for electric vehicle, battery and connected vehicle projects at its 17 national labs, as well as for new partnerships to support electric car innovation.
In particular, the focus is on building a national battery supply chain from sustainable mining and processing to production and recycling. The Biden administration had already announced some immediate measures to make the US more competitive in the battery sector a few days ago.
Bottom line? Lot's of Green USA jobs coming down the road and soon!