The White House has recently taken the decision of eliminating the subsidy norm that is known to provide almost $7,500 after the purchase of the latest EV. The basic idea of the government is to save almost $2.5 Billion in the upcoming decades. The urgency in purchasing a plug-in for the cars in order to score an incentive thinking that it may disappear anytime is not a good idea as it is very unlikely that the current proposed budget can seep through the Congress.
As the Democratic majority is the one holding majority of the rule on the House of Representatives, there is more of a chance that any of the Trump’s proposals are likely to face firm opposition. Congress has been told by the automakers to extend their credit as it is likely to come to an end immediately after the company crosses the target of selling 200,000 vehicles. Even though the Democrats are going to face a huge opposition they are still working towards keeping the credit alive. According to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), the proposed legislation has to stop the tax credit in the coming years.
The tax credit is going to cost the government a lot of money but as it is not a big deal as on the other hand it has been fruitful in incentivizing the sale of electric vehicles. According to the congressional report, in 2016 about 57,000 taxpayers have claimed for an EV credit and it is anticipated that $7.5 Billion in subsidies will be provided to EV buyers sandwiched between 2018 and 2022. Despite crossing the 200,000 vehicle cap target, the top two car makers named Tesla and General Motors are still entitled to only smaller credits. In a joint proposal to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the countries including China, Venezuela, India, and South Africa have teamed up so as to highlight and oppose the US of violating rules such as to force import restrictions, gain profit from cross-border royalty flows via intellectual property rights.
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