TO THE EDITOR:
Although I appreciate the voice of critical questioning and dissent that Sen. Joe Manchin has represented throughout his tenure in Congress, I feel his view of this incentive and the power and progress it could yield are way too obtuse ("Expanded EV tax credit questioned by key swing vote senator," autonews.com, April 28).
What Manchin fails to consider is that this incentive is to benefit the people, and not the business. He absurdly compares the production of EVs with the importance of the incentive and therefore discounts it because demand is currently outpacing the availability of the vehicles. Talk about being pro-business and not representing his constituents! Manchin fails to see how this tax credit, and the possibility of increasing it to $12,500, could actually put into reach the real possibility of more families affording certain EVs, advancing our adoption of them on a larger scale.
I sadly see that his focus has become far too narrow on this issue, and he only sees the increase in EVs as a threat to the antiquated energy industry in his state. He should spend more of his time figuring out how to advance the adoption of newer, cleaner energy industries for West Virginia instead of knocking the EV credit and trying to dampen the advancement of electric vehicles on a broad scale.
STEPHEN KRALL, Wallingford, Pa.