President Biden makes a virtual visit to the SC to promote infrastructure planning


President Joe Biden will be coming to South Carolina on Tuesday — in effect—that is—promoting his infrastructure plans, and more specifically, the president’s US employment plan will boost bus emissions by 2030. I will explain how to reduce it to zero.

According to the White House, the president is aiming to virtually tour the Greenville-based electric bus maker Protera and build national support for infrastructure planning.

Politico First reported Monday of Biden’s facility tour plan.

Proterra was one of the first manufacturers of electric buses, supplying batteries and other items for electric school buses.

According to the White House, US employment plans include approximately $ 45 billion to accelerate the Biden administration’s goal of achieving zero transit and school bus emissions by 2030.

Shortly after taking office in January, Biden signed a series of executive orders aimed at addressing the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.

In his instructions Order to move the country to a federal vehicle fleet of all electricity Shift car sales to electricity.

“I can’t wait any longer,” Biden said to deal with the worsening climate crisis. “We see it with our own eyes. We know it in our bones. It’s time to act.”

However, some critics fear that a full overhaul of the country’s vehicle fleet could sacrifice American work.

If more people drive an electric car, it means a car with less gas power, which means 30% to 40% less parts, the Associated Press reported. Due to the small number of parts, the structure is simple and the number of personnel required for assembly is small.

South Carolina jumped on an electric fleet train many years ago.

Many companies and automakers in the state have adopted it, and some lawmakers are considering legislation to extend their reach to consumers.

This month, Governor Henry McMaster and other state leaders Announced plans to spend $ 23 million Replaces part of the state’s dilapidated bus fleet from a $ 34 million Volkswagen settlement account in South Carolina. Expenditure includes the purchase of three electric buses for the Charleston and Florence areas.

According to the Governor’s Office, one of these buses will be built by Protera.

“This is an important step towards cleaner and safer transportation for South Carolina,” state insurance director Ray Farmer said in a statement this month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.