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White House Optimistic EV Credits Will Remain in Reworked BBB

Jan. 20, 2022, 7:51 PM

White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy expressed confidence on Thursday that tax credits for electric cars would survive in a reworked Build Back Better climate and social spending bill after President Joe Biden signaled willingness to accept “chunks” of the stalled legislation.

“I’m not seeing any dispute about the need to continue to make sure that these technologies are affordable and accessible to everyone,” McCarthy said during a question and answer session at the Washington Auto Show.

“Let’s be very clear about what the president said and didn’t say,” McCarthy said. “You know Build Back Better has been in ...