Automakers Claim new $430 Billion Bill will Hinder the Ability to Achieve EV adoption Targets for 2030
"Unfortunately, the EV tax credit requirements will make most vehicles immediately ineligible for the incentive."
General Motors, Toyota Motors, Volkswagen, and a handful of other automakers have made claims that the $430 Billion bill approved by the United States Senate today will hinder the achievement of electric-vehicle adoption targets for 2030.
"Unfortunately, the EV tax credit requirements will make most vehicles immediately ineligible for the incentive. The bill will also jeopardize our collective target of 40-50% electric vehicle sales by 2030."
John Bozzella, the Alliance for Automotive Innovation’s CEO, said.
Most of the known EV models would not register to qualify for a $7,500 tax credit for buyers in the United States under the bill, the group warned last week. Eligibility for the credit requires vehicles to be assembled in North America which makes some of the EVs ineligible on the road currently.
The passed legislation also imposes a bit more restrictions to deter automakers from using Chinese-made materials by phasing in the required percentages of North American-sourced battery components. Vehicles with batteries that have Chinese components could not receive the credit after 2023. Joe Manchin pushed heavily for the restrictions saying that EVs in the United States shouldn’t depend so heavily on foreign supply chains.
A $4,000 tax credit bill will be created for used EVs. Billions in new funding will also be provided for new EV production as well as $3 Billion for the United States Postal Service to buy EVs. Credits will expire in 2032 and would be limited to trucks, vans, and SUVs priced no more than $80,000 and cars up to $55,000.