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EV Automakers Get Reprieve in U.S. Tax Credit Rules

A worker checks the cables on the battery for Ford Motor Co. battery powered F-150 Lightning trucks under production at their Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan on September 20, 2022. JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP

The U.S. government gave automakers a reprieve Friday when finalizing electric vehicle tax credit rules by letting cars that contain Chinese graphite qualify for the consumer credits through 2026.

The confirmation came as the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service published final rules on the clean vehicle provisions under President Joe Biden’s landmark climate action plan, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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