Biden recognizes Tesla as America's largest electric car maker

Biden recognizes Tesla as America's largest electric car maker

In the end it happened: President Biden publicly uttered the word "Tesla" for the first time, recognizing the company as the "largest electric vehicle manufacturer" in America. The president spoke on the occasion of the February 8 speech live on the White House YouTube channel.

The speech was delivered following the announcement of Tritium that it will build a new production plant for columns of recharge in Tennessee, creating over 500 jobs over the next five years to produce more than 10,000 units annually. “Since 2021, companies have announced investments totaling more than $ 200 billion in domestic manufacturing here in America, from iconic companies like GM and Ford building new electric vehicle production to Tesla, the largest vehicle manufacturer. of our nation, up to Proterra, the manufacturer of electric buses. ”

Thanks, this made a difference!

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 8, 2022

It is worth noting that more than 58,000 people recently signed a petition on asking President Biden to acknowledge Tesla's leadership on electric vehicles. We don't know how much and to what extent the petition affected, but Elon Musk seems to believe he made a difference. However, it remains to be seen why President Biden took a full year of his tenure to acknowledge Tesla's credit, even considering that he hasn't particularly hesitated in praising General Motors and Ford for their electric vehicle initiatives.

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In a recent interview with CNBC Raimondo said the US government wants help from anyone with good ideas or willing to help with the chip crisis, including Tesla. Raimondo also said he believes Tesla has dealt better with the chip shortage than most traditional carmakers, managing not to block production lines or cut production excessively.

China has been leading the electric vehicle race, but that's about to change.

We're building a convenient, reliable, equitable national public charging network.

It'll make America more economically competitive and help us tackle the climate crisis at the same time.

- President Biden (@POTUS) February 8, 2022

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