Statement by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Concerning House Ways and Means Committee Proposal to Expand the EV Consumer Tax Incentive
September 12, 2021
Honda is disappointed that the House Ways and Means Committee has proposed to expand the EV consumer tax incentive in an unfair manner that discriminates among EVs made by hard-working American auto workers based simply on whether they belong to a union. Honda is committed to vehicle electrification to meet our climate objectives and recently announced an ambitious vision to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles represent 100% of our vehicle sales by 2040. The Honda production associates in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and Ohio who will build our EVs deserve fair and equal treatment by Congress.
Federal, state and local government policies supporting vehicle electrification are essential to meeting the challenging goals facing our industry, including policies to establish EV charging infrastructure, and incentives to invest in manufacturing technologies and to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles. If Congress is serious about addressing the climate crisis, as well as its goal to see these vehicles built in America, it should treat all EVs made by U.S. auto workers fairly and equally. We urge Congress to remove discriminatory language tying unionization to incentives from its budget reconciliation proposal.
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