Republicans try to undo ‘Beverly Hills’ EV charging credit

By Nico Portuondo | 03/01/2024 06:35 AM EST

The Senate lawmakers want to use the Congressional Review Act against administration guidance.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), speaking with reporters at the Capitol, is taking aim at President Joe Biden's policies to encourage electric vehicle adoption. Mark Schiefelbein/AP

A group of Senate Republicans want to know whether they can overturn administration guidance for implementing Inflation Reduction Act electric vehicle charger incentives.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday released a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking the agency to determine whether the guidance amounts to a rule that Congress can scrap.
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“The U.S. Department of Treasury recently posted guidance that would arbitrarily expand the 30C EV charger tax credit to include some of the wealthiest areas in the United States,” said Rubio in a statement. “This guidance ignores the law and hijacks a credit meant for low-income neighborhoods to subsidize places like Martha’s Vineyard and Beverly Hills.”


The Section 30C Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit — revamped by the IRA — gives tax breaks for charging and fueling stations, warehouses, and truck stops.