Editorial: America’s conversion to electric cars ignores a major strategic vulnerability

Published by
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As the United States tries to wean itself from fossil fuels and rebuild its infrastructure to make electric car usage more feasible, policymakers need to ask whether the nation is prepared for a risky trade-off: tying Americans to dependence on yet another foreign source of energy. The electricity powering these vehicles is generated entirely at home, but electric cars are useless without batteries, and one nation completely dominates the battery market: China. That’s the same nation the United States has accused repeatedly of spying on U.S. manufacturers, stealing U.S. trade secrets and unfai…

Read More