VP Harris in Detroit announces cash to boost EVs

By Robin Bravender | 05/06/2024 04:08 PM EDT

The vice president traveled to Motor City on Monday with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and other senior administration officials. 

Vice President Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida. John Raoux/AP

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Detroit on Monday to announce federal funding aimed at helping auto supply companies transition to making parts for electric vehicles.

Harris announced $100 million in funding for auto-parts manufacturers to expand or convert facilities to boost production of supplies for electric vehicles.

That includes $50 million from an Energy Department grants program that funds partnerships with states to help suppliers convert from manufacturing internal combustion engine parts to manufacturing parts for electric vehicles, according to the White House.


The Energy Department is also setting aside up to $50 million from another grant program to help auto suppliers “kickstart manufacturing diversification and conversion projects,” the White House said.