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Few Chinese Electric Cars Are Sold in U.S., but Industry Fears a Flood

Few Chinese Electric Cars Are Sold in U.S., but Industry Fears a Flood
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Few Chinese Electric Cars Are Sold in U.S., but Industry Fears a Flood  The New York Times

Few Chinese Electric Cars Are Sold in U.S., but Industry Fears a Flood

Automakers Welcome President Biden’s Tariffs on Chinese Electric Vehicles

Summary:

Automakers in the United States and their supporters welcomed President Biden’s tariffs, saying they would protect domestic manufacturing and jobs from cheap Chinese vehicles.

The Impact of Biden’s Tariffs on Chinese Electric Vehicles

The Biden administration’s new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles won’t have a huge immediate impact on American consumers or the car market because very few such cars are sold in the United States.

But the decision reflects deep concern within the American automotive industry, which has grown increasingly worried about China’s ability to churn out cheap electric vehicles. American automakers welcomed the decision by the Biden administration on Tuesday to impose a 100 percent tariff on electric vehicles from China, saying those vehicles would undercut billions of dollars of investment in electric vehicle and battery factories in the United States.

“Today’s announcement is a necessary response to combat the Chinese government’s unfair trade practices that endanger the future of our auto industry,” Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, said in a statement. “It will help level the playing field, keep our auto industry competitive and support good-paying, union jobs here at home.”

On Tuesday, President Biden announced a series of new and increased tariffs on certain Chinese-made goods, including a 25 percent duty on steel and aluminum and 50 percent levies on semiconductors and solar panels. The tariff on electric vehicles made in China was quadrupled from 25 percent. Chinese lithium-ion batteries for electric cars will now face a 25 percent tariff, up from 7.5 percent.

Limited Impact on American Consumers

The United States imports only a few makes — electric or gasoline — from China. One is the Polestar 2, an electric vehicle made in China by a Swedish automaker in which the Chinese company Zhejiang Geely has a controlling stake. In a statement, Polestar said it was evaluating the impact of Mr. Biden’s announcement.

“We believe that free trade is essential to speed up the transition to more sustainable mobility through increased E.V. adoption,” the company said.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Target 9.2: Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Target 8.5: By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production Target 12.2: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 13: Climate Action Target 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning Indicator not mentioned in the article
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals Target 17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development Indicator not mentioned in the article

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13: Climate Action
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

  • Target 9.2: Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  • Target 8.5: By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • Target 12.2: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • Target 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning
  • Target 17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

No, the article does not mention or imply any specific indicators that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets.

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