Tesla Suspiciously Absent From EV Meeting With White House
The White House, President Joe Biden, and other auto makers, such as Ford and GM, and Stellantis will discuss Electric Vehicles today. There is one auto maker that doesn't seem to be invited and we are wondering why. And that auto maker is Tesla.
Will The White House Exclude Tesla, The Most American Made EV, From Its EV Event? https://t.co/loRazecbsp
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What is Happening With EV's and the White House?
Today, August 5th, 2021, Joe Biden and the White House created an event for the executives of GM, Ford, and Stellantis to meet and discuss the progress with Electric Vehicles. Joe Biden and the White House want to discuss proposed changes and how the development of electric vehicles is progressing in the United States. But Tesla isn't included...
Why Wasn't Tesla Invited?
Why is $TSLA @elonmusk absent from today's White House event on #electricvehicles?
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— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) August 5, 2021
One of the biggest reasons people are saying that Tesla wasn't invited is because Tesla doesn't have any unions within its company. Ford, GM, and other auto makers do have unions. Others have wondered if Tesla being already 100% electric is causing them to be dismissed from this meeting about EV's. This would mean Tesla is doing so well that they don't need their "hand held" by the U.S. government to make progress on electric vehicles.
Still, others are saying that the reason for this meeting is to slow down the progress of electric vehicles in the United States, in order to give gas and oil companies more time to survive and try to come up with a strategy to transition.
For me personally, I don't think Tesla needs to attend this event because there is no benefit to Tesla from attending. However, there would be great benefit to the other auto makers and the U.S. government to learn about how Tesla has successfully built its electric vehicle fleet and auto business.
What do you think about Tesla being left out of this meeting with the White House? Is it fair to Tesla? Or should Tesla be happy they aren't invited?
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.