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Nearly 4,000 Auto Dealers Sign Letter to Biden to Slow on EV Adoption Due to Low Sales

Photo: Sarahbeth Maney ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

Nov. 30, 2023 ~ After profits and new vehicle sales soared following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 4,000 U.S. auto dealers, including 211 from Michigan, signed a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to slow the federal government’s push towards electric vehicle adoption amid slow EV sales.

Dealers argue that new regulations aiming to have two-thirds of all new car sales be electric by 2032 do not match the average consumer interest or affordability, though a White House spokesperson told multiple media outlets that EV sales have been on the rise and see larger shares of new car sales annually. EVs are expected to top 9% of new car sales this year, up from 7% last year.


Nov. 29, 2023 ~ Bill Golling, president of the Golling Automotive Group, talks with Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds about the letter sent to President Joe Biden by more than 3,000 auto dealers to slow his administration’s electric vehicle push.