Automakers need a consensus on EV tax credits, says MI US Representative Debbie Dingell

Automakers need to develop a unified position on updating the law on electric vehicle tax credits if they want Congress to provide greater incentives, Rep. Debbie Dingell said.

Any new rules should restrict companies that close plants and move them offshore from receiving the benefit, she said, singling out General Motors again for its November announcement putting four U.S. plants on the chopping block.

“We’re not going to reward one company that is closing plants” and moving them to Mexico, the Michigan Democrat said at an event hosted by the BlueGreen Alliance to promote policies for maintaining the U.S. edge in advanced automotive technologies. “Companies that want to get incentives from us need to make it a priority for putting jobs in this country.”