Want to Bring Back Jobs, Mr. President-Elect? Call Elon Musk – The New York Times

” “Ironically, if all incentives and subsidies were removed for Tesla, Tesla’s competitive position would increase, not decrease,” he said recently at a shareholder meeting. “We do believe there should be government incentives for electric vehicles, but we believe they should be there for the good of the industry and to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport — not because Tesla needs them.”

The incentives, he went on, “don’t scale or are disadvantageous.” The credits are worth less to Tesla than to a traditional carmaker that also sells conventional vehicles, Mr. Musk said, adding that the credits are reduced after production of 200,000 electric vehicles, so they are “essentially irrelevant for any high-volume program.” ”

Source: Want to Bring Back Jobs, Mr. President-Elect? Call Elon Musk – The New York Times

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