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U.S. EV Manufacturing Investment Hits $120B in Last 8 Years

More than $120 billion in investments and 143,000 new U.S. jobs have been announced in the last eight years, with more than 40% of those announcements happening in the last six months, since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA and other national policies have catalyzed investments in electric vehicle manufacturing in the U.S., according to a new report by Environmental Defense Fund and WSP USA.

Why the Market for Manufacturing Robots is Growing

In 2021, installation of industrial robots and cobots reached an all-time high. Across the world, there were 517,385 new automated robots installed, which is a 31% increase over the previous year.