Ohio Lawmakers Promote Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

Wayne Blanchard, Region 2B director for the United Autoworkers of America in Ohio, told the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee that decisions made today by states like Ohio will determine where investment decisions are made by manufacturers.

"As it stands today, most of the production footprint of tomorrow's advanced automotive technology will be overseas," he said. "It is projected by 2029, 70 percent of the lithium-ion batteries that power (electric vehicles) will be built in China and another 16 percent will be built in Europe.

"(Electric vehicles) are an opportunity to reinvest in U.S. manufacturing, but that opportunity will be lost if vehicles and their key components are imported," he said.

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