WSJ: Elon Musk opposed US financial support for the purchase of electric vehicles
Tesla founder Elon Musk opposed US government financial support bill with buying electric vehicles. The entrepreneur said this in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
“To be honest, I would have rolled up this entire bill,” the billionaire said. He stressed that he has a negative attitude to any attempts at regulation by the authorities, since the state should play the role of “a judge, not a player on the field.”
The American bill was passed by the House of Representatives. It involves the allocation of a tax subsidy in the amount of 12.5 thousand dollars for the purchase of electric vehicles that were created in factories that are members of trade unions and use batteries made in the United States.
Tesla, in turn, is not a union member. , therefore, much less incentives will apply to the purchase of its products.
Earlier, the electric vehicle giant Tesla called on the US Trade Representation (USTR) to extend incentives for the import of graphite into the country. The company made such a statement after it faced the aftermath of the trade war between the United States and China. One of the main concerns of the automotive industry is customs duties.