FACT CHECK: EV Production In The United States is Booming

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During tonight’s GOP presidential debate, Doug Burgum echoed a right-wing disinformation claim that investing in electric vehicle manufacturing means relying on China for manufacturing and components. 

FACT: The majority (57%) of plug-in EVs sold in the United States use battery cells and battery packs produced in the United States. 

FACT: In the first quarter of 2023, North American factories manufactured 39% more electric vehicles than in the first quarter of 2022 as clean energy manufacturing incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act went into effect. 

FACT: Since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, dozens of companies have announced plans to manufacture EV battery components on American soil. 

FACT: Over 170,000 new American clean energy jobs and over $278 billion in new clean energy investments have been announced since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, including over 32,000 new electric vehicle jobs and over 92,000 new battery jobs. 

FACT: The oil and gas industry relies heavily on components from China, including barite and steel, tying the United States to supply chains in China as long as we rely on oil and gas.