For more than a decade, the federal government has picked winners and losers in the automobile market by heavily subsidizing electric vehicles (EVs). Now, with those subsidies set to phase out for the largest EV manufacturers, some lawmakers are now pushing to have the subsidies greatly expanded. To read this op-ed, visit Real Clear Energy.
A pair of powerful senators, Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, and their allies in the House, are pushing to expand costly and ineffective federal subsidies for electric vehicles (EVs). However, the evidence finds that subsidizing electric vehicles is a bad idea for consumers, taxpayers and the environment. Read about this in Inside Sources.
The billions of dollars spent on EV credits over the last decade have been ineffective and costly to low-income taxpayers. No wonder about two-thirds of voters oppose these subsidies. These credits shouldn’t be extended; they should be repealed. You can read this piece at The Morning Consult.
Through the EV credit, the government picks winners and losers. Large automakers and wealthy consumers line their pockets with ordinary taxpayers’ money. Instead of doubling down by extending this unfair and ineffective program, it’s time to repeal the EV credit for good. To read this op-ed, visit The Hill’s Congress Blog.
Do households earning $200,000 per year need taxpayer assistance to purchase electric cars? Congress seems to think so. Since 2008, the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit has given electric car buyers up to a $7,500 tax credit when purchasing a qualifying vehicle. Under current law, the credit exists until a manufacturer sells its 200,000th car, […]
Removing the cap on the EV tax credit would entrench an unfair, ineffective policy. Instead of magnifying the EV tax credit’s harmful effects, Congress should repeal it. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) recently introduced the Fairness for Every Driver Act to do just that. It’s time to level the playing field between all vehicle types and […]
Today, a group of nonprofit organizations sent a letter to Congress calling for an end of subsidies for electric vehicles. These subsidies work to benefit more wealthy Americans at the cost of other taxpayers. The letter is available online.
Today, a coalition sent a letter to the EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, asking the agency to revoke California’s waiver from the Clean Air Act, which allows the state to decouple from Federal policy and impose strict emission standards on automobiles. The letter notes California’s policy has contributed to higher costs for taxpayers and consumers, as […]
California leads the nation in imposing anti-consumer policies that pick winners and losers in the marketplace to promote a larger policy agenda. That is certainly the case with the state’s Federal waiver from the Clean Air Act, which allows it to decouple from Federal policy and impose strict emissions standards on automobiles. But the scientific […]
Across the country, electric car buyers are benefiting from generous tax subsidies. These include up to $7,500 in federal tax credits and thousands of dollars more in state tax credits, not to mention various initiatives to subsidize home, business, and public recharging stations. However, recent moves in several states to end electric vehicle subsidies and […]