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Autos Drive America Statement on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON D.C. – Statement By Jennifer Safavian, President and CEO Autos Drive America

“We are disappointed that the House passed Build Back Better Act includes a discriminatory electric vehicle tax incentive that provides a $4,500 UAW bonus that harms American autoworkers who have chosen not to unionize.  It also creates an overly complex analysis that consumers must work through to determine which vehicles are eligible, only to find that most EVs won’t receive the full credit. With the growing number of stakeholders raising concerns about this legislation, 25 Ambassadors to the United States and 11 U.S. Governors, we are not the only ones who think this is bad policy. We urge the Senate not to play politics with American auto workers, consumers, and the environment and instead focus on policies to build a robust and equitable U.S. market for all EVs.”