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EV Tax Breaks:


Alan’s thoughts:

EV incentives are not just for US consumers. China has renewed its prior incentive program for new energy vehicles (NEV) through 2025. Although incentives in China are intended to bolster a softening market, EV charging is still perceived as a bottleneck. Globally, range anxiety has given way to charging anxiety.  


The Race for EV Battery Minerals:  


Alan’s thoughts:

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries are looming large on the near-term horizon of EV production. Using less costly materials, LFP is the latest example of innovation helping improve EVs’ affordability. Other countries are also getting into the game. Japan recently signed supply agreements with the US to provide critical minerals essential to EV production. 


DOE MESC Program Announcement:  


Alan’s thoughts:

The Department of Energy has announced $80M in funding to support small and medium-sized US manufacturing firms in CO2 reduction. This is a great opportunity to help fund sustainability initiatives while modernizing operations. 


Carla Bailo

Alan Amici

President & CEO

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