Tesla Continues to Be Ignored by Biden Administration

President Joe Biden wants to further expand the electrification of road traffic in the U.S. and has Tesla, the most successful electric car builder in the world, in his country. But Biden continues to ignore Tesla and its founder Elon Musk.

The dispute between Musk and Biden has been going on for a long time now, and it looks like a new round is about to begin. But first, let’s take it one step at a time. Back in August, the Biden administration had laid out the goal that by 2030, half of the car sales in the U.S. should be electric cars. Three automakers were named as the pioneers, namely Ford, GM, and Stellantis. Now many will ask themselves why the name Tesla was not mentioned, although Tesla is the largest electric car manufacturer in the world and also the most valuable car company.

The devil is once again in the ignorance of politics, as the Biden administration only wants to subsidize automakers that are in the United Auto Workers union. Tesla, on the other hand, gives little to unions. So Tesla, despite being the most successful automaker in the U.S., is left out.

A look at the numbers shows the whole politicized farce.
Electric car sales in the U.S. 2021:
Ford: 27,000
GM: 25.000
Tesla: 361.000

Now the dispute entered a new round this week after Biden set up a meeting with GM CEO Mary Barra to talk about GM’s leadership role in electric vehicles. Additionally, the focus was on GM’s recently announced plans to invest about $7 billion in electric vehicle assembly and battery capacity in Michigan.

Musk countered via Twitter and gave Biden a lesson in spelling by spelling Tesla out for him.

Still, it remains crazy that Tesla is left out of the Biden administration, even though the numbers above speak for themselves.

However, Musk shouldn’t be bothered at the moment, though, because Tesla just came around the corner with record numbers. Revenues rose to $53.8 billion in 2021 from $31.5 billion in 2020. Deliveries jumped to 936,000 cars worldwide, an 87% increase. Profit rose to $5.5 billion.

People just love Tesla and as long as it stays that way, they will buy Tesla.

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