Professor Helveston Comments on New Tariffs Placed on Chinese-made EVs

May 14, 2024

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In the article “Biden Is Trying to Buy EVs Time With New Tariffs on China. It Might Not Work,” Wired interviewed assistant professor John Helveston to comment on the effects the 100 percent tariff the Biden administration has placed on Chinese-made electric vehicles will have on the American electric vehicle market.

Here is an excerpt from the article: “The clock started 10 years ago, and we’re behind. We’re way behind,” says John Helveston, an assistant professor in engineering management and systems engineering at George Washington University who studies electric vehicle development and policy. The tariffs, he says, will not insulate the US against competition from Chinese cars forever. “They’re not going to make us better at making things.”

Read the full article on Wired.