Lion Electric to work with U.S. government on EV, Cleantech roundtable
by CM Staff
They discussed the need for clean energy and ways that they may help bridge the demand for additional heavy-duty electric vehicles in the United States.
JOLIET — Lion Electric has joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Congressman Bill Foster, workforce experts, policymakers and industry stakeholders to discuss new opportunities for investments in electric vehicles and clean manufacturing.
Together in a roundtable discussion with Nate Baguio, senior vice president of commercial development at Lion Electric, participating institutions and individuals addressed how partnerships with the federal government, states, counties, cities as well as local and nonprofit organizations can potentially deliver economic opportunities for green manufacturing.
They also discussed the need for clean energy and ways that they may help bridge the demand for additional heavy-duty electric vehicles and charging infrastructure across the United States.
“We are honoured to have U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg, an advocate for electric vehicles, recognize how building a robust electrification ecosystem and supply chain is integral for industry stability and growth,” said Baguio in a statement.
“The Federal Government’s Infrastructure and Jobs Act and the $5 billion it allocates to fund the deployment of zero-emission and clean school buses over the next five years further reinforces its commitment to the electric vehicle sector.”
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