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www.americanprogress.org: Electric Vehicles Should Be a Win for American Workers

Read Full Article Here: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/reports/2020/09/23/489894/electric-vehicles-win-american-workers/

Introduction and summaryThe global auto manufacturing industry is undergoing a rapid transition from reliance on internal combustion engines (ICEs) to battery electric vehicles (EVs).

The federal government should support American workers by making rapid investments in expanding domestic EV and components manufacturing.

Part I of this report explains global EV market trends and domestic EV market performance and addresses considerations for creating a full, domestic EV supply chain.

Yet industry standards vary greatly across the construction industry, and too many companies pay wages far below industry standards and often flout workplace laws.

Grants should be available to support the training of a wide range of workers affected by an EV transition, including manufacturing workers, vehicle and infrastructure maintenance workers, and oil and gas workers.

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