"Biden Lauds Electric Cars In Michigan As Climate Agenda Hits Road Bumps"

"President’s trip to opening of GM plant building electric Hummers comes as Congress debates his plan"

"HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — President Biden continued his infrastructure sales tour Wednesday with a visit to the Detroit area, promoting American-made electric vehicles and his broader public works law while the rest of his climate agenda hangs in the balance in Washington.

The car-aficionado-in-chief took a spin through a General Motors plant retooled to manufacture electric cars, proclaiming that Detroit has led the world in electric vehicles and that the new infrastructure law would further boost the use of non-gasoline-powered vehicles across the country.

“We’re going to make sure that the jobs of the future end up here in Michigan, not halfway around the world,” Biden told a crowd of about 300 GM workers, most of whom work on the electric vehicles. “That means that here in Detroit, you’re going to set a new pace for electric vehicles. This is not hyperbole. It’s a fact.”

Biden, who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week in a highly anticipated virtual summit, added, “Up until now, China has been leading in this race. That’s about to change because of this law.”"

Seung Min Kim and Dino Grandoni report for the Washington Post November 17, 2021.

Source: Washington Post, 11/18/2021