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Donald Trump Says He'll Stop All Electric Car Sales

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  20 comments

By:   President Joe (Yahoo News)

Donald Trump Says He'll Stop All Electric Car Sales
Former United States President Donald J. Trump, currently facing 34 felony counts in criminal court, is campaigning for re-election this fall by taking shots at the increasingly popular electric car industry. Trump has already called for oil and gas industry executives to donate significant campaign funds in exchange for a reversal of Biden administration climate policies. If elected this November, Trump would roll back tailpipe emissions targets and dramatically slash EV tax credits. These poli

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Bradley Brownell, Jalopnik May 28, 2024 

Former United States President Donald J. Trump, currently facing 34 felony counts in criminal court, is campaigning for re-election this fall by taking shots at the increasingly popular electric car industry. Trump has already called for oil and gas industry executives to donate significant campaign funds in exchange for a reversal of Biden administration climate policies. If elected this November, Trump would roll back tailpipe emissions targets and dramatically slash EV tax credits. These policies may prove unpopular even among Republican voters, as electric vehicle production has spurred job growth and investment in southern states.

The automotive landscape is a far different place than it was in 2016 when Trump gained the presidency. Despite his best efforts, the EV market has grown significantly in the last eight years. Just 159,139 electric vehicles were sold in the U.S. in 2016, and that number is expected to exceed 1.5 million (or 10 percent of U.S. new car sales) in 2024. Even if Donald Trump were to be elected and hit the brakes on EV tax credits, the market may already be at a tipping point of growth. The electric car market has jumped the chasm between early adopters and mainstream consumers. Analysts predict widespread EV adoption will continue to develop regardless of Donald Trump's actions, though perhaps at a reduced pace.


William Clay Ford Jr., executive chair of Ford Motor, told the New York Times: "Our time frame as a company, our planning time frame, is a lot longer than election cycles," Mr. Ford said at an event organized by the Detroit Free Press last month. "When we're whipsawed back and forth by politicians that becomes really difficult for us."

Investment in U.S. manufacturing spurred by President Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act will continue apace even with a second term for Donald Trump. Hyundai, for example, is investing $13 billion on electric vehicle production in Georgia, a state Donald Trump narrowly lost by 12,000 votes in 2020. By threatening the livelihoods of blue collar American workers, Trump may be doing more harm than good for his case in these manufacturing-reliant states.

With billions of investment on the books from automakers, charging companies, dealership networks, and advertising, it seems unlikely that Donald Trump can stop the rolling bolder that is the EV market. Republican strongholds Texas and Florida are increasingly adopting electric vehicles as their chosen mode of transport, trailing only California in terms of EV registrations. Electric vehicles seem to be equally popular among Republican and Democrat consumers. Alienating regular working-class Americans in an appeal to his fervent base seems to be Donald Trump's raison d'etre, so we'll have to wait until November to see if it actually works.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
1.1  TᵢG  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

What is sad is that this (the Trump factor) is no exaggeration.    It is a temporary condition (at least it could be), but it certainly is an accurate assessment.

 
 
 
George
Junior Expert
1.2  George  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

And the party of the Klan is still the party of the klan, unchanging. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  George @1.2    2 weeks ago

And they all vote republican

 
 
 
George
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1.2.2  George  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

Clinton, Biden and democrats aren't going to vote republican.  Did you know that Bill Clinton signed the proclamation that the uppermost star on the Arkansas flag represents the confederacy. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  George @1.2.2    2 weeks ago

Why do you keep insisting that the Klan votes Democratic? I dare you to ask one Klansman if he is voting for Biden.

And you know what? Clinton is old news. He hasn't been governor of Arkansas in what? Nearly 40 years?

There's a new bitch in town and her name is Sarah Cuntabee-Sanders. Anything Clinton did will seem like child's play compared to what she wants to do or has already done

 
 
 
George
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1.2.4  George  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2.3    2 weeks ago

Sure, Clinton is a Klansman and still voting for Biden, so your point is wrong that they will vote republican, And nothing Sarah will do will compare to the racist democrats control in the 80"s

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.2.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  George @1.2.4    2 weeks ago

good bye, George

 
 
 
CB
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1.2.6  CB  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2.1    2 weeks ago

That 'dude' has some really outdated talking points! Just an observation.

 
 
 
CB
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1.2.7  CB  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2.3    2 weeks ago

Dearest TG! Do stop by the front office on your way out :) . . . .

(Hidden message on this page just for you alone.)

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There is an interesting term of phrase you have uttered that we might need to go over.  

 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.2.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  CB @1.2.6    2 weeks ago

very astute on your part

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2  Tacos!    2 weeks ago
If elected this November, Trump would roll back tailpipe emissions targets and dramatically slash EV tax credits.

We can have a genuine debate over whether or not this would be good policy, but it isn't quite the same as saying he's going to "Stop All Electric Car Sales." Exaggerating about what Trump says is unnecessary and always backfires.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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2.1  Snuffy  replied to  Tacos! @2    2 weeks ago
the market may already be at a tipping point of growth. The electric car market has jumped the chasm between early adopters and mainstream consumers. Analysts predict widespread EV adoption will continue to develop regardless of Donald Trump's actions, though perhaps at a reduced pace.

While I may or may not agree on changes to the tailpipe emissions (and I do think the Biden administration has been a little too aggressive on this), why should the American taxpayer continue to spend to continue the tax credits on EV vehicle purchases. 

But yeah, nowhere in the article does it state anything close to the headline. Some would think the headline is clickbait rather than news.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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2.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Snuffy @2.1    2 weeks ago
why should the American taxpayer continue to spend to continue the tax credits on EV vehicle purchases. 

Basic fairness, would be one reason. Globally, government subsidies to the petroleum industry are in the trillions of dollars. The US specifically, puts hundreds of billions into petroleum subsidies, and that has been going on for decades (China is much worse). Industries supporting electric cars have a long way to go just to catch up.

We could also achieve such fairness by cutting fossil fuel subsidies. I'm sure the large, very wealthy petroleum producers would not push back at all on that idea. /s

Of course, another reason is that we'd like to encourage the development of energy technologies that generate less pollution. This is not to say that all things electrical have zero impact on the environment, but I think at minimum, they are better for the air we breathe, and the atmosphere in general. 

That doesn't mean I think it's smart to mandate electric car sales only in the next dozen years, like California is planning. I don't think it's realistic to expect that people or industry should completely upend their lives immediately over such a short term. But we should be encouraging steady progress at the very least.

 
 
 
CB
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3  CB    2 weeks ago

Watch Out! INCOMING!!!

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Donald throws everything up to and touching the kitchen sink!!!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
4  CB    2 weeks ago
If elected this November, Trump would roll back tailpipe emissions targets and dramatically slash EV tax credits. These policies may prove unpopular even among Republican voters, as electric vehicle production has spurred job growth and investment in southern states.

Yeah. Donald is out of touch. He is elderly and is having trouble with change.

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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5  Right Down the Center    2 weeks ago

Donald Trump Says He'll Stop All Electric Car Sales

Just another headline not based in reality.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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6  Ronin2    2 weeks ago
If elected this November, Trump would roll back tailpipe emissions targets and dramatically slash EV tax credits. 

So in other words undoing Biden EO's and EA's. Nothing illegal about any of it. In fact if electric vehicles are so damn good why do buyers/manufacturers need EV tax credits?

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.1  TᵢG  replied to  Ronin2 @6    2 weeks ago
In fact if electric vehicles are so damn good why do buyers/manufacturers need EV tax credits?

Do you believe that buyers of EVs are doing so because they believe EVs are not good;   that they are buying them but would prefer an ICE vehicle?

That is ridiculous.   Buyers of EVs prefer them to ICE vehicles.    And manufacturers are not investing in EV technology merely because of temporary credits;  they see a real emerging market.

Further, EVs are a proven technology.   They are, technically speaking, quite good.

 
 
 
Gazoo
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6.2  Gazoo  replied to  Ronin2 @6    2 weeks ago

So in other words undoing Biden EO's and EA's”

Yes the title of this article is bs. Nothing like fear mongering to get views.

 
 

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