President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act calls for at least 50% of an electric vehicle’s battery to be made in the U.S. to qualify for a federal discount. WSJ’s George Downs breaks down a battery to explain why that’s going to be a challenge. Illustration: George DownsGeorge Downs
George Downs explores the evolution of transportation, from electric vehicles to commercial aviation and the future of spaceflight.
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