One Cool Thing: Electric Motor City Is Here

Cartoon by Alex Bowman

President Biden test driving the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck set the country buzzing about electric vehicles. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow even said on her show that the “most important leap forward for our country becoming an electric car country” is the introduction of the EV version of this specific vehicle–the best-selling car in the United States.

President Joe Biden has proposed $174 billion in federal dollars to supercharge the electric vehicle market, not a pie-in-the-sky aspiration according to the experts. As WGBH wrote, over 5 years, the cost of battery-powered electric vehicles has declined by 30% while the distance they can travel without needing a recharge has grown by 40%. Detroit is electrified, and auto dealers are ready to sell the vision to Americans.

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