US authorities discussed the prospects for electric vehicles with the

US authorities discussed the prospects for electric vehicles with the bosses of Tesla, GM and other companies – charging stations must be expanded

Representatives of the administration of US President Joe Biden (Joe Biden) met with the leadership of major automakers, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Elon Musk) and General Motors CEO Mary Barra (Mary Barra). The event was devoted to prospects for the development of the electric vehicle market and the possibility of creating a network of universal charging stations.

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According to Reuters, citing administration officials, there is a broad industry consensus that electric vehicles from different manufacturers should be able to charge at different charging stations so that the user does not have to worry about charging at one station or another.

Last year, the US Congress approved $7.5 billion to build electric vehicle charging stations, but legislation to grant tax breaks for the purchase and manufacture of electric vehicles has stalled.

In addition to Musk and Barr, the meeting was attended by Ford CEO Jim Farley, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares, Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson and top executives from other companies including Nissan, Hyundai, Subaru, Mazda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Kia. Representatives from the US transportation and environmental agencies were also present. In particular, it is known that the establishment of a nationwide network of 500,000 charging stations was discussed.

Last week, automakers backed legislation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to tighten vehicle emissions controls. According to experts, the new EPA rules, which revise emissions requirements by 2026, “effectively mandate the production and sale of electric vehicles instead of internal combustion engine cars.”


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