EDTA's Wynne discusses U.S. development, production of plug-in hybrid batteries
Last month, in a speech before a joint session of Congress, President Obama highlighted the fact that as the United States pushes to expand its fleet of plug-in hybrid vehicles, it continues to import the batteries that power these cars from Korea. What is the industry doing right now to get the United States up to speed on the production of these batteries? Can the United States make affordable batteries, or will the consumer have to pay a premium for the "Made in America" tag? During today's OnPoint, Brian Wynne, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, discusses the progress being made in the United States on the development and production of plug-in hybrid batteries. He also addresses the public infrastructure hurdles that need to be overcome as more plug-in hybrids hit the road.