Subaru won’t make electric cars in the US because of McDonald’s


the signature subaru will not produce electric vehicles in the United States for the salaries of employees of McDonald’s.

Subaru electric cars will not be built in the US

For brands to save money on the production and import of their models to the United States, moving to this country is best. This makes it easier for models to reach consumers. However, the firm will not bring electric models to the US.

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That brands refuse to take cars to some countries is not new, however, the reason why the brand will not build its units in this country is unique. The CEO of subaru said that the wages of McDonald’s they were the reason for this fact.

subaru will not invest in the production of electric cars in the US because the salary of the workers of McDonald’s It is too high.

Like many models the Subaru Solterra is a collaboration between Toyota and the signature. subaru has a factory in Indiana, where it produces the Outback, legacy, imprezaY Ascent.


Due to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)the solterra is not qualified for federal tax credits. For this it must be manufactured in the country.

Almost all brands will do so to take advantage of this credit. Nevertheless, subaru no, because of the salaries in the big franchise.

“In Indiana, part-time workers at McDonald’s earn between $20 and $25 an hour, which competes with what temporary workers at our plant earn,” He said CEO Tomomi Nakamura.

“If we were to build a new plant, it would be very difficult to hire new people for that. Labor costs are rising now. It is quite challenging for us to secure workers for our Indiana plant, including those from suppliers.”

How much do workers at the Subaru plant earn?

The facilities of subaru in Indiana they have more than 5900 employees. Whose wages are between US$17 and more than US$48 per hour. nakamura say what subaru you will start an electric car plant in Japan, but not in the US. Due to the “wage inflation”.

“It is very difficult for us to answer. There are a number of requirements.” said nakamura based on the tax incentive plan for electric units in North America. “We have a hard time figuring out how the IRA will help us deliver benefits to our customers.”

The Subaru CEO indicated that it is not worthwhile for their employees to have more salary than the employees of McDonald’s. The minimum wage for a worker in Indiana is $7.25 per hour. For the employees of McDonald’s in the same state it is US$11.69 per hour.

The Subaru CEO He indicated that part-time employees in the area are paid $20 to $25 per hour. So the employees in McDonald’s in Indiana they have an annual salary of $50,562 for the General Manager, equivalent to $24 an hour.

McDonald’s stops Subaru from making electric cars in the US

For this reason subaru refuses to build electric cars for the U.S. Try to match or increase the wages of McDonald’s it is an unnecessary step for signing.

Writing by Gossipvehículos

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