Joe Biden Optimistic about Electric Vehicle Production in the USA

Speaking in Detroit on the "Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Boom in America", President Joe Biden said, "You know, you all know I’m a car guy.  I’m here because the auto show and the vehicles here give me so many reasons to be optimistic about the future.  And I really mean it.  Just looking at them and driving them, they just give me a sense of optimism, although I like the speed too. 

"And — and for most of the last century, we led the world — and it’s by a significant margin, and — because we invested in our people, we invested in ourselves. 

"And something went wrong along the way here.  Something went wrong.  We risk losing the edge as a nation, and China and the rest of the world are catching up. 

"We used to invest almost 2 per cent of our entire GDP in research and development; now 0.7 per cent.  And the rest of the world is catching up.

"But not anymore.  Now we’re choosing to build a better America — an America that’s confronting the climate crisis, with America’s workers leading the way."


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