U.S. plan envisions factories in Africa for surging EV battery demand

, Sept. 12th 2020

In an effort to meet the surging global demand for electric vehicle batteries, the U.S. Department of Energy is planning to construct factories in Africa. The project is part of a larger effort to bring clean energy to the continent and meet the growing demand for electric vehicle batteries.


Under the project, the Department of Energy is planning to build several manufacturing facilities across the African continent. The factories will produce electric vehicle battery cells, eliminating the need to import them from elsewhere. The new factories will employ hundreds of local workers and increase the number of electric and hybrid vehicles being sold in African countries. The project is expected to create thousands of new jobs in Africa and to help reduce prices on electric vehicle batteries.

In addition to the construction of new factories, the Department of Energy is also planning to support and train local workers in manufacturing, engineering, and other fields. The project is part of the Biden administration’s plan to support clean energy initiatives in developing countries.

The Department of Energy is currently in discussions with African governments, private investors, and other stakeholders to bring the project to fruition. If successful, the factories could revolutionize the electric vehicle industry on the continent and contribute to the global goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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