Biden goal for U.S. transition to electric vehicles cast into doubt at U.S. Senate hearing

Senate committee members agree that more domestic production of lithium, nickel, cobalt and other minerals would be needed to increase use of EVs

By: - April 7, 2022 4:57 pm
electric vehicle parking and charging station

In this file photo, electric vehicles are displayed before a news conference with White House Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about the American Jobs Plan and to highlight electric vehicles at Union Station near Capitol Hill on April 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The Biden administration proposed over $170 billion in spending to boost the production of zero-emission buses and cars and increase the number of EV charging stations. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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