Automakers beg for mercy from electric vehicles

Automakers beg for mercy from electric vehicles

General engines announced last week that it was delaying production of electric pickup trucks in Michigan, citing slowing demand for electric vehicles and the need to make them more cost-effective. But the Biden administration’s backdoor mandate for electric vehicles is ironically causing problems for its plans to invest in green vehicles.

On September 14, the day before the United Auto Workers strike launched, the Department of Energy sent letters to Ford, General Motors and Stellantis asking for help understanding the “specific challenges” of the proposed rule that would reduce credits under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (Cafe) standards for electric vehicle production.

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