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Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich. The company’s Lightning EV pickup has a starting price around $40,000.PHOTO: REBECCA COOK/REUTERS
By Mike Colias
Aug. 8, 2022 6:14 pm ET
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The Senate climate bill passed over the weekend offers billions of dollars for electric-vehicle and battery factories, and includes rules that the auto industry says will make it tougher for some consumers to qualify for EV tax breaks.
The bill, which passed 51-50 on Sunday, sets aside more than $15 billion to retool factories and build new ones, according to industry groups. The measure aims to help traditional auto makers, startups and suppliers as they grow their facilities to collectively roll out dozens of EV models in the next couple of years.