Washington, DC—Responding to the Biden Administration’s announcement that a bipartisan infrastructure plan has been agreed upon ahead of Senate consideration, SAFE CEO Robbie Diamond made the following statement:
“This development signifies the emergence of a bipartisan consensus that the U.S. can and will compete with China in a central technology of the future: Electric vehicles. Crucial next steps include Congressional and Administration action to incentivize the growth of an American industrial base that produces the processed minerals and rare earth elements, and microelectronics that make up electric vehicles. The right incentives will not only promote economic growth and good middle class jobs, but also go a long way to ensuring our national security.”
“The world is shifting from one that runs on oil, to one powered by technology and built on batteries. The United States faces a choice: Either we lead this global shift, or we cede the tremendous economic and strategic benefits to China or other nations. Encouragingly, it appears that the United States is choosing to compete.”
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SAFE enhances the nation’s energy security and supports our economic resurgence and resiliency, by advancing transformative transportation and mobility technologies and ensuring that the United States secures key aspects of the technology supply chain to achieve and maintain our strategic advantage.
In partnership with the Electrification Coalition, SAFE’s sister organization, we work with consumers, businesses, and policymakers, to launch award-winning “real-world” programs and enable the needed polices to accelerate transportation electrification around the country to reduce our Nation’s dependence on oil.