Trump Promises to Halt Aggressive EV Campaign

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former President Donald Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, on Monday to promise that if elected back in the White House, he would end the Biden administration’s “madness” of pushing for electric vehicles. This statement was likely made to get swing voters from Michigan to support his 2024 presidential bid. The swing state was detrimental to the results of the 2020 presidential election.

In his post, Trump argued that if Biden’s policies and push for exclusively electric cars are successful, Michigan will lose its auto industry. He claimed that China would take over 100 percent of the production and the work given to auto workers. He added that the people from Michigan should vote for him and have their leaders endorse Trump’s bid so that these jobs can remain in the state. Finally, he stated that there should be freedom when choosing schools and cars.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonprofit research center, published a report in 2021 that showed that there were over 175,000 auto manufacturing jobs in Michigan. This is the highest number of auto manufacturing jobs in a single state. Still, that only constitutes 37 percent of Michigan’s total jobs available at its peak.

The Biden administration has been pushing for an increase in the sale of electric vehicles, with a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency calling for two-thirds of car sales by 2032 to be for electric vehicles.

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