The Biden administration, and President Joe Biden in particular, has preferred General Motors over Tesla in the production of electric vehicles.
During this year’s State of the Union address, for instance, Vice President Biden stated, “GM is making the biggest investment in its history – $7 billion to manufacture electric vehicles, creating 4,000 jobs in Michigan.” He never mentioned Tesla.
GM’s announcement that its newest investment in electric car production would be made south of the border is not a good look.
CNBC reported on Monday that GM said the all-electric Chevrolet Blazer will be constructed at the automaker’s factory in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
Now, it may be argued that the standard Chevy Blazer is also manufactured in the Ramos Arizpe factory. This argument is, however, rather simple to refute.
In reality, Chevrolet accomplished this feat by announcing the Blazer EV.
“It is Blazer by name … and the vibe of Blazer, but there’s nothing shared from these two vehicles,” stated Chevrolet Vice President Scott Bell.
Except for the reality that none will be constructed by American employees.
It did not take Musk long to respond to the hypocrisy.
Musk tweeted upon the announcement, “Teslas are the most made-in-USA vehicles.”
Teslas are the most made-in-USA vehicles
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 19, 2022
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And, lest we forget, it’s not just the State of the Union where the Biden administration was snubbing Tesla, either.
After Tesla wasn’t invited to a White House clean-car event last August, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was asked why they were left out during a CNBC interview. Buttigieg said he was “not sure” but implied it had to do with Tesla being a “luxury” brand.
“We’re excited about all of the momentum for making sure that Americans can drive electric vehicles going into the future,” Buttigieg said. CONTINUE READING…