There’s a lot of talk these days in Washington policy circles about the urgent need for the United States to “de-risk” or “de-couple” itself from Chinese supply chains needed to manufacture batteries required to power the green mobility revolution.
A lot of that rhetoric is stipulated in the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) legislation that penalizes companies that sell vehicles with critical resources mined and/or processed by Chinese entities.
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