Dingell Applauds $15.5 Billion Department of Energy Investment in Electric Vehicle Transition
Washington, August 31, 2023
Tags: Auto Industry
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) applauded today’s announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) of $15.5 billion in new grants and loans to support the U.S. transition to electric vehicles. Included in today’s announcement is $2 billion for the Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grant Program, authored by Dingell and passed into law in the Inflation Reduction Act, to retool and reopen auto plants as part of the transition to EVs, with a strong focus on just transition and rehiring workers with high wages.
“To keep America a global leader in EVs and manufacturing, we must ensure electric vehicles, their batteries, all their components, and their infrastructure are built here at home. This funding will support our auto workers and strengthen our domestic auto industry in the transition to electric vehicles, and make sure we’re maintaining strong labor standards and investing in the communities that have long been supported by auto jobs. The Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grant Program, which I authored, is specifically designed to ensure auto communities and those who have built their lives on the auto industry are not left behind. I will continue to work with the Administration, with manufacturers, with labor, and all our partners to guarantee the transition to EVs is a just one.”
Learn more about the announcement here.