There’s an American carmaker that U.S. President Joe Biden avoids talking about, and that’s Tesla where has made the name synonymous with electric cars, and currently dominates EVs sales worldwide.
At every opportunity, Biden welcomes the progress made by Ford and General Motors toward the development of an electric fleet. However, his continued and obvious contempt for Tesla has sparked increasingly outraged public reactions from the world’s richest man and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, which has government contracts with NASA and the U.S. military.
It should be noted that Tesla’s leadership in the industry is unquestionable. In 2021, Tesla delivered over 936,000 cars worldwide. General Motors sold nearly 480,000 electric cars last year, mostly in China. In the U.S., the company was forced to recall its electric Chevrolet Bolt due to the risk of battery fire and sold just 26 electric cars in the fourth quarter.
“I meant it when I said the future will be created here in America,” Biden said in a video he uploaded to Twitter with the president and CEO of General Motors last Thursday. “Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here, at home, than ever before,” he wrote. The meeting at the White House was attended by Mary T. Barra of General Motors and James Farley of Ford.
In the past, Musk has accused Biden of being “biased” against the company and of his administration “appearing to be controlled by unions.” Within Tesla, Bloomberg reports, there’s a sense among some executives that this is all just politics!