The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense. A proposed $369 billion climate and tax package includes money to help consumers pay for rooftop solar panels.Ruth Fremson/The New York Times The $369 billion climate and tax package Democrats in the Senate proposed this week could have far-reaching effects on the kinds of cars that Americans drive, where those cars are made and how the country produces its energy. The legislation also aims to break China’s hold on battery supply chains. The bill , which came back from the dead after Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia unexpectedly dropped his opposition, could greatly accelerate changes already underway in the automotive and energy industries. The proposal aims to simultaneously fight climate change and energize domestic manufacturing. For the most part, it would do so through tax breaks and other incentives — […]