President Joe Biden speaks to reporters after an infrastructure event in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

EV battery spending craze snubs Michigan, favors ‘battery belt’

Washington— The US Department of Energy on Wednesday announced $2.8 billion in funding across 12 states for the production of electric vehicle batteries. None of the projects — most of which focus on battery ore processing or component manufacturing — are in Michigan, which remains the nation’s largest auto-producing state. When asked why, DOE officials …

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