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Electric vehicle production key to economic recovery — Transmission

How the EV market will support the American job market

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Third Way recently released an interactive map of the automotive manufacturing facilities in the U.S., with a focus on current and future electric vehicle production. There are 50 plants in the U.S., and 24 of those are building either EVs or EV components, or will be by 2025.

On this episode of Transmission, Grace Sharkey and Sebastian Blanco dive into these statistics and what they reveal about the opportunities that lie in the United States’ EV market. 

They bring on Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, senior resident fellow at Third Way and former chief global economist at Ford Motor Co., to talk about why more automakers deciding to enter the EV market means more (and better) job opportunities in manufacturing for Americans. 

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.