It was one of Joe Biden’s main campaign engagements. The US president this week presented his infrastructure investment plan for a total of $ 2 trillion. In this context, this project gives pride of place to renewable energies.
Electrek also noted that the new administration proposed an investment of 174 billion dollars in electric vehicles. The idea is in particular to regain market share in a sector today dominated by China.
Tax incentives for consumers
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His plan will allow automakers to boost national supply chains from raw materials to parts, retool factories to be globally competitive, and help American workers make batteries and electric vehicles.
The objective is also to help consumers to equip themselves, via discounts at points of sale and tax incentives to buy “made in the USA” cars. Cities and states will also be subsidized to build a national network of 500,000 chargers by 2030. Finally, the ambition is to replace 50,000 diesel public transport vehicles and to electrify 20% of the fleet. school buses.
As a reminder, we know that Joe Biden plans to replace the entire federal fleet of vehicles with electric cars. The objective is again to aim for zero emissions, while creating new jobs on site. Last January, the American president declared: “ the federal government also has a huge fleet of vehicles, which we’re going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America, by American workers, creating millions of jobs, a million auto worker jobs . “
Far from being anecdotal, this choice would be major when we know that the fleet was made up, at the end of 2019, of 645,000 vehicles. What to give a big boost to the sector. This ambition would however be difficult to achieve because many cars are currently leased and it will therefore be necessary to take into account the various contracts.