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US Seeks to Tamp Down China’s Electric-Vehicle Supply Chain Dominance

A staff member hooks up a charging cable to an electric vehicle (EV) at a charging station in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China on July 31, 2017. (Reuters)

By Reuters

May 2, 2019 Updated: May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON—A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on May 2 to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle supply chain minerals, part of a plan to offset China’s dominance in the space.

While Tesla Inc, Volkswagen AG and other electric-focused automakers and battery manufacturers are expanding in the United States, they are reliant on mineral imports without a major push to develop more domestic mines and processing facilities.… READ MORE...