Later this week President Joe Biden puts the final touches on a major win for his administration, signing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. Among a number of initiatives in the $700 billion package are huge investments in new climate initiatives like rebate programs for energy efficient appliances and retrofits, production tax credits and provisions for battery and solar cell manufacturers, and most importantly for the automakers, as tax credits for new and used electric vehicles.
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday that he backs moderate Republicans as well as moderate Democrats, just three months after announcing that he would vote for Republicans. "To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!" the billionaire wrote on Twitter on the day he was due to attend a fundraiser for top U.S. House of Representatives Republican Kevin McCarthy, according to the New York Times. That fundraiser was to be held in Wyoming, where Republican U.S. Representative Liz Cheney faced a primary challenger from within her own party who former President Donald Trump backed because Cheney supported impeaching him after his supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Elon Musk, the world's richest person, on Tuesday tweeted that he was buying football club Manchester United Plc, without offering any details. Musk has a history of being unconventional and making irreverent tweets, and it was not immediately clear whether he planned to pursue a deal to secure Manchester United. Neither the family nor Musk immediately responded to a request for comment.