This'd be a sweet deal for automakers. At a kick-off event for the DC Auto Show today, Representative Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak, MI, pictured) said he will introduce a bill to increase the limit on how many plug-in vehicles an automaker can sell before the $7,500 (max) tax credit expires from 200,000 to 500,000. Sander's younger brother, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) will introduce the bill in the Senate.
Maybe the letter from the National Association of Truckstop Operators helped. Or maybe it's just that there's a lot of pressure from around the country to get largescale biodiesel production back on track here in the U.S. The National Biodiesel Board, for example, says that the biodiesel industry supports 23,000 jobs.