Senator Lamar Alexander caught up with Planet Forward at ARPA-E to talk about our energy future. He also talks about his state,Tennessee, and the way they are incorporating electric vehicles.
In Tennessee, Nissan is working hard to produce the leaf along with necessary battery parts. Senator Alexander hopes for increased acceptance of electric vehicles in the US.
Incentives to buy electric vehicles will run out soon, and Federal money would be best spent on reducing the cost of batteries, and promoting basic research on batteries.