Friday, Nissan and Mazda announced that they would work together to develop electric vehicle technologies. work together to develop electric vehicle technologies. And to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the U.S., which will have a capacity to produce 300,000 cars a year and provide jobs for about 4,000 people. However,
the moves by the car industry and some European governments contrast with President Trump's policies. Trump proposed weakening Obama-era fuel regulations, which would remove one of the incentives for electric cars. Instead, analysts say the United States should consider taking steps toward encouraging electric vehicle usage and production, to not miss out on business opportunities on the global market.It’s one thing to have a national industrial policy. But whether you favor that or not, it seems daft to have one which will visibly damage one of your nation’s industries. Although perhaps, if you are allergic to actual reality-based facts, it might make a kind of sense.
P.S. I wonder if the fact that Tesla, American’s primary electric car manufacturer, is based in California is a factor….