November 27, 2021

Obama Celebrates Opening of New Electric Car Battery Plant

Electric Battery Plant

Obama Lauds Opening of Battery Plant in Michigan

On Monday, President Barack Obama spoke, via a phone broadcast, congratulating management and workers during the grand opening of an advanced battery manufacturing plant in Michigan.

Obama has been an enthusiastic proponent of a greener environment and the transition to clean energy. In addition to the obvious environmental benefits of decreasing the nation’s carbon footprint, Obama has stressed that growth of clean energy industries will create a multitude of much-needed jobs for Americans.

Recently, several “green” industries have enjoyed funding from the administration. They include solar power, wind power and the, latest to join the list, electric vehicle manufacturing.

The opening was for a plant established by A123 Systems located in Livonia, Michigan. Although some critics are concerned about the high costs of manufacturing these batteries, Obama believes that this is merely the start of improvements to the economy.

Obama believes that the electric car industry will get a significant boost from the opening of this plant and that it can only help in lifting the American economy, is still reeling from the effects of the latest recession.

Obama was quoted saying, “This is about the birth of an entire new industry in America, an industry that’s going to be central to the next generation of cars.” He seemed confident that ultimately, electric cars would be comfortable, reasonably priced and exportable.

It has been reported by The New York Times that the new plant received a federal stimulus grant of $249 million from the Energy Department.

Obama believes that the grant was well worth it, envisioning the day when folks raising the hoods of their cars will see engines and batteries that are stamped: “Made in America”.

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