Budget reconciliation bill would be a boon for EV market

United Auto Workers (UAW) Legislative Director Josh Nassar joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss provisions in the budget reconciliation bill that, if passed, would make electric vehicles substantially more affordable.

Under current law, families purchasing a new electric vehicle receive a tax credit of $7,500 per year. The budget reconciliation bill would instead provide payment at the point of sale. In five years, the payment will only be available for vehicles made in the U.S. Another $500 would be available if the vehicle’s battery is made in the U.S. Consumers would also be eligible for an additional $4,500 tax credit if the vehicle is domestically produced by union workers.

If the budget reconciliation bill passes, buyers of U.S. union made electric vehicles with U.S. batteries would be eligible for a total of $12,500 in savings.

The budget reconciliation bill also includes funds for charging stations. Nassar said the bill, if passed, would make U.S. made electric vehicles affordable and available by doing the following:

Lower prices so vehicles are affordable to working class consumers.
Provide funds for charging stations.
Provide incentives for vehicle batteries to be made in the U.S.

Nassar also praised Congress for passing the infrastructure bill, which will deliver much-needed improvements to the nation’s infrastructure and boost the economy.

Listen to the entire episode to learn more about how the budget reconciliation bill will affect the electric vehicle market:


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