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Biden government holds electric vehicle meeting with Tesla’s Musk and GM’s Barra

The meeting mentioned US funding to create a nationwide community of 500,000 EV chargers.

By : HT Auto Desk
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Updated on:
07 Apr 2022, 09:53 AM

File photo of an electric vehicle being charged used for representational purpose only (REUTERS)
File picture of an electric vehicle being charged used for representational objective solely (REUTERS)

The Joe Biden administration held a meeting with main automotive leaders to debate electric autos and charging infrastructure. The meeting was attended by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and General Motors CEO Mary Barra. There was a broad consensus within the meeting that the charging stations and autos have to be interoperable and present a seamless person expertise, it doesn’t matter what automobile you drive.

Notably, Musk has usually been at odds with the White House, and has usually fired off harsh tweets directed at President Biden. In February, nevertheless, Biden lastly publicly acknowledged the position of Tesla within the US electric vehicle manufacturing, after Musk repeatedly complained about being ignored.

Other auto leaders who attended the meeting included Ford Motor CEO Jim Farley, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson and Nissan Americas chair Jeremie Papin. The meeting mentioned US funding to create a nationwide community of 500,000 EV chargers.

(Also learn | US tightens gasoline economic system necessities for brand new autos to 40 mpg by 2026)

Executives from Hyundai Motor America, Subaru of America, Mazda North America, Toyota Motor North America Mercedes-Benz USA and Kia Motors America additionally took half within the meeting on the way forward for electric mobility within the nation.

Last week, US tightened its gasoline economic system necessities, reversing the Trump-era roll again. Automakers backed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new harder vehicle emissions laws in a court docket problem introduced by some states and ethanol teams. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation, representing practically all main automakers, mentioned the EPA rule “will challenge the industry” however it desires to make sure “critical regulatory provisions supporting electric vehicle technology are maintained.”

(with inputs from Reuters)

First Published Date: 07 Apr 2022, 09:52 AM IST

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