In his short tenure so far, President Biden has made a dynamic effort in policies concerning clean energy and climate change calling for hefty investments in federal R&D. The goal is to purchase and implement key clean energy inputs like batteries, with the goal of positioning the US as the world’s clean energy leader.
The main focus on the push toward battery manufacturing in the US is countering the country’s current reliance on China. This includes EV battery startups in the public sector and established manufacturers in the private sector.
The US-based battery manufacturers as a whole must work toward creative innovation and material alternatives in order to have a fighting chance. It will be the US’ focus on battery capacity, a shortened supply chain, and innovate alternatives to battery materials that will help gain a foothold in the market.
Read the article at Electrek.