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Biden electric car plan would boost Detroit, anger allies

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New York (AFP) – President Biden’s proposal to reward electric cars made at US union shops has earned applause from organized labor, but the measure has drawn heckles from his closest trading partners. Biden was expected to face awkward questions Thursday at a summit with his counterparts Mexico and Canada, who accuse the US president of protectionism, adding to the already bitter commentary from leading non-union carmakers including Toyota and Tesla. The proposal, included in Biden’s $1.75 trillion spending package pending in Congress, gives a bigger tax credit for union-built electric vehicl…

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