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Mexico, US Plan Clean-Energy Hub Along Border, AMLO Says

  • ‘Sonora Plan’ to involve five solar plants, lithium production
  • Looking to rehabilitate car plants for electric vehicles
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg

Mexico and the US are working on ambitious plans to turn parts of the border region into a clean energy hub, replete with solar and wind plants, lithium mining and electric vehicle factories, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday.

Mexico is looking to build five large solar plants, to help remodel car factories for electric vehicles and produce batteries and semiconductors in the state of Sonora, which shares nearly 600 kilometers (370 miles) of border with the US, Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, said at a daily press conference.