DETROIT — General Motors wants the federal government to change the rules so that GM and Tesla customers are no longer excluded from a $7,500 federal tax credit that's still available to buyers of electric vehicles from every other manufacturer.
Steve Carlisle, president of GM North America, said the automaker is simply asking the Biden administration to go back to a level playing field as GM prepares to roll out an abundance of EVs in the coming years.
"Incentives are an important consideration at the phase that we're in," he said during Automotive News' Congress Conversations virtual event last week.
GM is ineligible for the full credit of up to $7,500 per vehicle after passing the 200,000 cumulative EV sales threshold in late 2018. Partial credits were available to GM EV buyers from April 2019 to April 2020.