Waymo may get $465 million in US tax breaks, and that’s okay

Government subsidies for businesses, you can love them or you hate them. But quibbling over who takes advantage of them misses the point.

Jalopnik reports that Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, is positioned to collect up to $465 million in US tax credits if it completes the purchase of 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica-model part-electric minivans. It’s the result of a US government policy to offer a tax credit up to $7,500 for each vehicle purchased.

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