Electric vehicles only comprise less than 10% of the American vehicles….
They are looked at as a answer to fossel fuel reliance in America…
But electric cars mean less pay for those who make the vehicles nad THAT could cause problems for Biden votes in states he needs to keep his job….
Former President Donald Trump is trying to tap into union autoworkers’ anxieties about the switch to electric vehicles, seeking a political vulnerability in one of the Biden administration’s signature economic policies.
He aimed a barrage of attacks at President Joe Biden’s environmental stances during a campaign speech Sunday to about 2,000 people in Novi, Mich., contending that electric car manufacturing will destroy jobs in the auto industry. Michigan helped propel Trump to the White House in 2016 when he won a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton with an 11,000-vote margin in the state….
Trump’s remarks about electric cars point to an emerging theme in his presidential campaign that expands on the populist messages he offered to coal miners and blue-collar workers in 2016 and 2020. And they come amid signs of unhappiness among some of Biden’s allies about a crucial theme of the president’s pitch for 2024 — his success in enacting climate and infrastructure laws that are creating manufacturing jobs around the country.
Already, the United Auto Workers announced in May that it wouldn’t endorse Biden, at least for now, arguing that his electric vehicle policies could lead to fewer or lower-paying jobs. The union also criticized the administration’s announcement last week of a $9.2 billion loan to Ford Motor Co. to build three battery plants in Kentucky and Tennessee — two red states with anti-union policies, like many of the other states benefiting from the new wave of clean-energy projects.
The UAW has flatly ruled out endorsing Trump, saying he is not “pro-worker, pro-climate, and pro-democracy.” Still, the former president’s message to Michigan voters echoed some of the union’s own criticisms of the administration’s effort to move the nation past the internal-combustion engine.
“Driven by [Biden’s] ridiculous regulations, electric cars will kill more than half of U.S. auto jobs and decimate the suppliers that they decimated already,” Trump said at the Oakland County Republican Party dinner. He added, “It’s going to decimate your jobs, and it’s going to decimate, more than anybody else, the state of Michigan.”….
It takes fewer workers to assemble electric vehicles than gasoline-powered ones, and they have fewer parts. Also, salaries in electric vehicle plants, and in facilities that make components such as batteries, tend to be lower than for workers who make internal-combustion-engine vehicles.
That means Trump is hitting the right notes in a state with a long history of car manufacturing, said Matt Grossmann, director of Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
“I would say there is definitely fear that the future of the auto industry is not going to be based in Michigan,” he said.
Though electric cars are still a small part of the vehicle market, at about 8 percent, their expansion is accelerating under Biden…..
Electric cars are also gonna affect the governmentas Federal and State in transporation fee’s that are married to gas price taxes…..