I think an argument can be made that tax credits are not necessary at all, given the long wait times due to high demand and continued supply chain issues. Obviously I don’t personally like that since I’m getting a Lucid and the Rivian, but I could understand it and in my case won’t change my plans.
Where I get irritated is that they are trying to tell us that this will put more EVs on the road, among other fantasies. The net effect of this bill will be less EVs on the road, which is bad for the environment. This seems like a betrayal from the people who claimed to be environmental friendly. Like it or not, Americans love SUVs and trucks and if you look at the Rivian boards, many people are cancelling orders and are keeping their ICE SUVs and trucks. Again, just be honest about what the bill does and I might be able to get on board. Please just don’t tell me that it will reduce carbon, because it won’t.