On Wednesday, the Biden Administration confirmed that senior officials met with multiple auto executives.
As per a statement, the meeting discussed electric vehicles and charging.
Details were not plenty, but the Administration noted in a statement that
“there was broad consensus that charging stations and vehicles need to be interoperable and provide a seamless user experience, no matter what car you drive or where you charge your EV.”
As per reporting by Reuters, the meeting also discussed the potential for the federal government funding a national network of 500,000 EV chargers.
Executives that were included in the meeting were:
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk
- General Motors Chief Mary Barra
- Ford Motor Chief Executive Jim Farley
- Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares
- Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson
- Nissan America’s Chair Jeremie Papin
Executives from Hyundai Motor America, Subaru of America, Mazda North America, Toyota Motor North America, Mercedes-Benz USA and Kia Motors America also took part.
On the Administration side:
- Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
- Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm
- National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy
- Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu