Electric Vehicles

Total 6 Posts

Indian Minister Wants Tesla Manufacturing in India, Not Importing from China

The Indian government has been pushing Tesla for years to manufacture in India rather than import electric vehicles into India from China. Nitin Gadkari, India's Minister for Road Transport & Highways, reiterated this view last week.

U.S. Trade Rep. Tai Testifies to House Committee on Biden Administration's Trade Agenda

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified today before the House Ways and Means Committee, discussing various aspects of the Biden administration's trade policy agenda with members of the committee. We highlight here a number of comments made by Tai and the committee members on issues related to China trade

New Paper Examines China's Emerging Practice in Subsidizing New Energy Vehicles

A new paper by legal scholars Mandy Meng Fang and Weihuan Zhou offers an analysis of China’s "emerging practice in subsidizing the low carbon energy (LCE) transition by using the new energy vehicles (NEVs) industry as a case study." They describe a shift in priorities for Chinese subsidization of

2020 Defense Bill Provision on U.S. Purchases of BYD Electric Buses Comes Into Effect

As part of the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 (the annual U.S. defense spending bill), which became law on December 20, 2019, there was a provision designed to restrict Chinese-owned companies from selling rail cars or buses to be used in U.S. transit. As Roll

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill With Requirement for Report on Forced Labor in China in Electric Vehicle Sector

Today the U.S. Senate passed a long-awaited $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, called the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." One provision in this bill is of particular interest for trade with China, as it requires a report within 120 days on forced labor in the electric vehicle sector in

Biden’s New Executive Order Could Mean More U.S.-China Competition in Electric Vehicles

On August 5, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on Strengthening American Leadership in Clean Cars and Trucks,” making a push for electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States. While some Chinese firms may see this policy as benefiting Chinese companies who are part of the EV supply chain, the
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