Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and John Thune (R-SD) released an analysis October 31 charging that the Department of Energy’s Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Manufacturing Initiative has cost more than $158,000 per job created under the program. The $2.4 billion Recovery Act program awards grants to support development for advanced battery manufacturing for electric vehicles, and has created nearly 13,000 jobs in the past three years. The agency responded that the analysis was flawed and inaccurate.