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Senate Panel Advances Bill to Recycle Electric-Vehicle Batteries

May 25, 2022, 3:49 PM

A Senate panel approved legislation Wednesday that aims to ramp up the government’s recycling of batteries from federal electric vehicles to help address a looming shortage.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced by voice vote the bipartisan bill (S. 4057), which mandates the administration create a plan to manage batteries in the federal electric vehicle fleet. The administration has faced hurdles with battery supply as President Joe Biden has sought to transition the country toward electric vehicles, ordering that all federal car purchases be zero-emission by 2035.

The increased demand for electric vehicles in the ...