Charged Up: Georgia's EV adoption continues to show growth

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is pushing for Georgia to become the electric mobility capital of the U.S. (Courtesy of Chuttersnap)

Technology is changing the future of global transportation. The United States is on a mission to lead the world in the production of electric vehicles and batteries.

Under the Build Back Better plan, President Joe Biden has set a goal for half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2030 to be zero-emissions vehicles. This all comes as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wants the Peach State to be a frontrunner by becoming the electric mobility capital of the U.S.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” show host Rose Scott spoke with guests about the current state of EV production and adoption in the U.S. and what’s being done to increase the EV workforce.

Guests include:

Mark Phelan, an auto critic and columnist for the Detroit Free Press

Jim Burness, the CEO of National Car Charging

Dr. Jessica Hutcheson, the vice president of learning and development for ChargerHelp!

Jenny Taylor, the vice president of career services and the chief mission officer for Goodwill of North Georgia