Biden backing off big EV push? Did he hear complaints of Oklahoma car dealers and others?

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Maybe it was the recent letter sent by nearly 4,900 car dealers, including 96 in Oklahoma who complained the Biden administration’s big push for electric vehicles was too much.

They said it was time to tap the brakes on the push.

Maybe the White House heard. Because there is a report that the Biden administration indeed will back off its heavy use of government funding to promote EVs over gasoline-powered cars and trucks. Former President Donald Trump called the EV plan “lunacy,” reported DNYUZ.

Car dealers in Oklahoma initially raised questions and opposition last fall when at least 29 joined the national effort by a car-dealer formed group called Voice of the Customer. That was in November but by earlier this month, the number of Oklahoma car dealers who stood up against the EV craze totaled 96 as OK Energy Today reported.

DNYUZ reported that in a concession to automakers and labor unions, the Biden White House intends to relax elements of one of its strategic to combat climate change.

The report indicated that now the administration, instead of requiring car makers to ramp up sales of EVs, it will give them more time with a sharp increase in sales not required until after 2030.

The nearly 4,900 car dealers who complained about the EV sales demands, stated there was not enough demands for the electric vehicles and there was a growing number of EVs still on the car lots. They arent’ selling.

“Today, the supply of unsold BEVs is surging, as they are not selling nearly as fast as they are arriving at our dealerships — even with deep price cuts, manufacturer incentives, and generous government incentives,” they wrote in the most recent letter of complaint to the White House.