Subaru Isn’t Investing In US EV Production Says McDonald’s Pay Is Too High

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014, file photo, a McDonald's Big Mac sandwich is seen at a McDonald's restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald's told the AP on May 17, 2017,
that a story circulating online that McDonald's hamburgers uses earthworms as filler for its burgers is untrue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

At a glance

  • The Solterra is a collaboration with Toyota that’s currently manufactured in Japan rather than at the factory in Indiana that produces the Subaru Outback, Legacy, Impreza and Ascent.
  • That means it no longer qualifies for any federal tax credits under the new rules established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which requires vehicles to be built in North America.
  • But while several automakers are planning to ramp up production in the region to take advantage of the incentives, Subaru won’t be joining them anytime soon for an unusual reason.

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