Obama's 1 Million Electric Vehicles

In Tuesday night’s State of the Union, President Obama reiterated his goal of being the first country to put 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, a plan he first put forth in 2008. And in the day since, the Obama administration started to expand on how it proposes to reach that goal.

Announcing more details of the plan Wednesday was Vice President Joe Biden who visitedAEner1, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage in Greenfield, Indiana. Ener1 added 120 employees in 2010 after receiving a $118-million Department of Energy grant, made possible by the $2.4 billion Recovery Act investment in electric vehicles.

Although likely to receive pushback from some congressional Republicans, Obama’s proposal on how the program would be paid for will undoubtedly incite some populist support, perhaps even from newly-elected Tea Party-istas.

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Posted: January 27th, 2011
at 8:55pm by Koookiecrumbles


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