By removing incentives from the EV market, whatever political influence that a customer may have to consider before buying a car would be gone.
During a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had an idea: eliminate all government incentives for everyone, including electric automobiles, gas, and oil subsidies. While the idea would potentially save $12,500 on an EV's price tag (if it's built in a Union facility in the United States with a U.S.-made battery and it's a Chevrolet Bolt), it may be the best way for consumers to decide which vehicle is right for them, and it may be the best way for political interests to back away from the bigger picture: transitioning away from combustion engine vehicles.
It is no secret that Tesla supporters believe President Joe Biden and other members of his administration have betrayed them. Despite having the largest EV market share in the United States and, without any evidence to imply otherwise, being the reason so many auto makers are opting to go electric, the President has never mentioned Tesla. Other firms, such as Ford, GM, and others, are gaining traction as they try to shift to electric vehicles.
It's great that car companies are continuing to work toward complete electrification in the big picture of the mission, but is it fair that the EV leader, and the real reason these legacy companies must transition or risk being left behind, cannot receive any positive support from the US Presidential Administration?