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US Auto Cos. Look to Clear Obstacles to Fully Electric Future


The U.S. electric-vehicle industry is riding a wave of momentum as the Biden administration finalizes new standards for a first-ever national charging network, with the Big Three automakers and others pledging to drop billions into domestic battery-manufacturing facilities.


Increasing the number of public chargers nationwide and securing commitments from major EV manufacturers to expand their networks over the next two years — using private funds to complement the planned spending of federal dollars — mark a significant step forward, according to Blank Rome LLP attorney Robert C. Levicoff.

"Providing funds to deploy publicly accessible charging infrastructure within communities, including at schools, grocery stores, parks, libraries and apartment complexes, will make one of the largest and far-reaching impacts to spread this technology to more of the general public and assist in meeting what are arguably still very ambitious EV adoption goals," Levicoff said.

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“US Auto Cos. Look to Clear Obstacles to Fully Electric Future,” by Linda Chiem was published in Law360 on March 2, 2023.