GOP Governors Urge Congress to Reject Union EV Incentives
Nov. 1, 2021—Eleven GOP governors sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders to drop a plan for extra incentives for customers who buy union-made EVs.
According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the governors requested lawmakers drop a $4,500 incentive that would be made available for EVs made in plants where workers are unionized.
"We cannot support any proposal that creates a discriminatory environment in our states by punishing autoworkers and car companies because the workers in their plants chose not to unionize," the governors said in the letter.
The $4,500 tax credit would be included on an already existing $7,500 credit currently available for most EVs. Non-union OEMs such as Toyota and Tesla have lobbied against the proposal.
The letter was signed by the governors of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.