President Joe Biden to visit General Motors plant in Detroit today

Biden scheduled to discuss bipartisan infrastructure deal

President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Alex Brandon, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

DETROIT – President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit a General Motors plant in Detroit this week.

GM is welcoming Biden on Wednesday (Nov. 17) to Factory ZERO, an all-electric assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck.

White House officials said Biden will discuss his bipartisan infrastructure deal during the visit.

“He will discuss how the bipartisan infrastructure deal delivers for the American people by accelerating the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and supply chains, reducing emissions to fight the climate crisis, improving air quality, and creating good-paying, union jobs across the country,” a release says.

GM officials said electric trucks, SUVs and autonomous vehicles will be built at Factory ZERO.

Biden last visited Michigan in October, when he rallied support for an infrastructure bill in Howell.

Biden agenda:

Biden pushes electric vehicle chargers as energy costs spike (AP):

President Joe Biden is highlighting billions of dollars in his giant bipartisan infrastructure deal to pay for the installation of electric vehicle chargers across the country, an investment he says will go a long way to curbing planet-warming carbon emissions while creating good-paying jobs.

Biden on Wednesday will visit a General Motors plant in Detroit that manufactures electric vehicles. He’ll use the occasion to make the case that the $7.5 billion in the new infrastructure law for electric vehicle chargers will help America get “off the sidelines” on green-energy manufacturing. Currently, the U.S. market share of plug-in electric vehicle sales is one-third the size of the Chinese EV market.

“It’s a big deal,” Biden declared as he signed the bill into law at a White House ceremony earlier this week.

Republicans — even some of those who voted in favor of the infrastructure package — are criticizing Biden for being preoccupied with electric vehicle technology at a time when Americans are contending with a spike in gasoline and natural gas prices.

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