On April 21, according to foreign media reports, Biden visited a new energy vehicle and battery production center on the 20th in the form of a video connection.
And said that the United States must increase the production of electric vehicles to catch up with and surpass China.
“Ultimately, we will become the most important producer of electric buses and cars. But at present, we are still far behind China.”
According to data from research firm Canalys, Chinese automakers sold approximately 1.3 million electric vehicles in 2020, while sales in the US were 328,000, accounting for only 2% of vehicles sold last year.
Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan has set aside $174 billion for the new energy vehicle industry in the United States. It is proposed to use the US$174 billion to promote the production and sales of zero-emission buses and cars; and increase electric vehicle charging stations; including a US$100 billion consumer tax rebate; and replace 650,000 US government vehicles and 475,000 school buses with New energy and other measures.
According to reports,
China has already dominated the electric bus market when the White House promoted the transformation of automotive energy. The factory Biden visited on Tuesday estimated that by 2025, half of the buses produced in North America will be electric vehicles.
The White House stated that Biden has made a promise that “all U.S.-made buses will achieve zero emissions by 2030,” but it is not clear how this promise will be realized. In addition, with regard to Biden’s 2 trillion infrastructure plan, according to a report from the US automotive information website Ratchet&Wrench, it has not yet passed the House of Representatives.
In addition, US Vice President Kamala Harris also went to North Carolina on Monday (19th) to visit a bus production center to help the production of new energy vehicles.