Rabe explains Manchin's predicted opposition to electric vehicle proposal

September 21, 2021 Automotive News

A House proposal giving consumers an incentive to buy union-made electric vehicles could be blocked by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. West Virginia has one automobile factory owned by Toyota.

“In a state like West Virginia, with a really, really uneven economic record for many decades, a senator is going to be aware of that and want to protect those jobs as much as possible,” Barry Rabe, the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy, said. “That would also be true in other states, but especially in a case like West Virginia.”