In the United States, as in many European Union countries, there are various programs to stimulate the electric vehicle market. One of them is discounts for buyers of such cars.
In the US, the maximum discount now reaches $ 7,500, but in the near future it can be increased immediately to $ 12,500.
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has passed a new Clean Energy for America Act to reform the federal tax incentives for electric vehicles in the United States. The document still has a number of other votes to be taken, but it is likely to be adopted.
Among other things, there are a number of items related to electric vehicles. As stated, the discount on the purchase of electric vehicles will be increased to $ 12,500, but there are caveats. The maximum discount will be available if, firstly, the purchased car was manufactured in the United States, and secondly, it was produced by workers who are members of the trade union. Presumably, this was done on purpose so that the maximum discount does not work in the case of Tesla cars, as the company is one of the few in the automotive industry, whose activities are not controlled by the United Auto Worker union.
However, even without this, the discount grows. If the machine is made in the United States, the price to the buyer will be $ 10,000 lower, regardless of the union situation.
Also, the document contains the upper price limit for the electric car, which is subject to the discount. This is $ 80,000, which is much higher than in other countries.