In lobbying battle for electric vehicle tax credit, it’s car makers vs. the oil and gas industry

by Dino Grandoni and Steven Mufson, Washington Post

When the chief executive of General Motors came to Washington earlier this month, she huddled with a handful of her best allies in Congress: the Michigan delegation.

That state’s senior senator, Debbie Stabenow (D), says Mary Barra asked her to bring together members from both parties in part to stress the company’s commitment to building electric cars. In 2019 alone, the company said it will add 400 jobs to its Orion, Mich., plant to build a new electric Chevrolet and previewed its first electric Cadillac.

But to sell these cars — and keep these jobs — Barra wanted their help.

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