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Biden Infrastructure Plan Focuses On Massive EV Subsidies, Clean Energy

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In recent weeks, automakers and lawmakers have urged President Joe Biden to offer subsidies and infrastructure support for electric vehicles and clean energy. Regardless, we knew little of the forthcoming Biden infrastructure plan, outside of the fact that it would not introduce mileage fees or gas tax hikes, until now.

As expected, the Biden infrastructure plan focuses on big investments in electric vehicles and fortifying the grid with clean energy. The $2.25 trillion dollar plan includes a $174 billion dollar investment in electric vehicle initiatives designed to entice customers to make the switch from ICE-powered vehicles to EVs.

That money would go toward sustaining existing tax credits that currently go up to $7,500 toward the purchase of an electric vehicle. However, manufacturers that have been selling EVs for a while and have already crossed the 200,000 vehicle limit for units sold, like Tesla and General Motors, no longer qualify for that amount. In addition to eliminating the 200,000 EV limit, Biden’s plan could include targeting lower- to middle-income Americans for these credits.

Biden said that he wants Congress to “give consumers point-of-sale rebates and tax incentives to buy American-made EVs, while ensuring these vehicles are affordable for all families and manufactured by workers with good jobs.”

One thing that the Biden infrastructure plan does not include, aside from a higher gas tax and mileage fees, is a deadline for phasing out the sale of new ICE-powered vehicles, despite the fact that several lawmakers have been calling for the president to follow California’s lead on that matter.

Biden’s plan also calls for improvements to the electric grid to help support an increase in EVs. This would include the creation of an investment tax credit focused on electric transmission and encouraging the buildout of around 20 gigawatts of high-voltage capacity. Additionally, the carbon-capture tax credit would be revamped so that it supports the retrofitting of existing powerplants to clean energy.

We’ll have more on Biden’s infrastructure plan and its impact on the automotive world soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. This guy is a joke. This new spending bill only puts $650 billion towards infrastructure. The rest is wasted on crap like the last one. Just as the Covid bill accounted for just 9% of the money. The rest was handed out to different countries and wasted on politicians pet projects and a very large portion of that won’t even be spent for years. This president is a disaster.

  2. Translation–tax hikes to pay for this crap, and more $$ handouts to Liberal factions. Fraudulent elections have consequences….on our bank accounts.

  3. What good will it be to have shiny new vehicles of any kind if the roads continue to be in terrible shape, potholes and other deterioration exists across the entire country. Less has been earmarked for roads and bridges than for this EV plan, almost $60 billion less. They could add this $175 billion onto the proposed road amount and it still wouldn’t be enough to get all the roads and bridges in decent shape.

  4. ONLY A FRACTION GOES TO INFRASTRUCTURE

    Out of $2.25 trillion in spending, Biden’s plan only includes $157 billion for the things that most
    Americans recognize as infrastructure:

    Only $115 billion for repairing roads and bridges (just 5 percent of the plan)

    Only $25 billion for our airports (just 1 percent of the plan)

    Only $17 billion for inland waterways and ports (less than 1 percent of the plan)

    Even going by the Biden White House’s figures, less than 30 percent out of more than $2 trillion will be used for transportation infrastructure.

  5. Biden doesn’t have a clue what he’s proposing. He’s 80% brain dead at this point. All he can do is stare at the teleprompter and try to read “his” plans. How could a major political party allow themselves to run this guy for President knowing he’s in this condition. It sure shows what they think of the country. FoMoCo is making a huge mistake supporting this political party’s programs.

  6. Oh and don’t forget the billions he is setting aside to tear down racist infrastructure. LOL!!! This guy’s a very expensive joke.

  7. Future prediction. Government instituted Rolling Blackouts. Can’t charge car. Stay at Home. Sounds like Covid.

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