Trump Promised 100% Tariffs on Chinese EVs. Biden Did It. Will It Work?

Source: Washington Monthly
by Bill Scher

“Should Biden be taking policy ideas from Trump’s Sinophobic rantings to the MAGA faithful? There’s a sound pro-environment, and pro-consumer, argument, that he shouldn’t: Americans should be able to buy low-cost, fossil fuel-free vehicles, wherever they are built. But that view disregards the potential for severe disruption of the American auto industry and its workers, which could have economic impact and related political impact, leading to the election of a president who would squelch all attempts to solve the climate crisis. Would a 100 percent tariff on Chinese EVs actually help American automakers sell their own EVs?” (05/15/24)