Nearly 100 Oklahoma car dealers want biden to back off his EV push

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With no end in sight as to how many more billions of dollars the Biden administration wants to pour into electric vehicles, the list of car dealerships who oppose the effort has swelled to nearly 4,900 across the U.S., including nearly 100 in Oklahoma.

“Mr. President, it is time to tap the brakes on the unrealistic government electric vehicle mandate,” wrote the 4,863 dealers who signed the latest anti-EV letter sent to the White House by the group known as Voice of the Customer.

Their reason? There isn’t enough demand for EVs across the nation and those dealers who did accept factory EVs report there is a growing number of the “battery electric vehicles” still on the lots. Customers don’t want them.

“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.”

One dealer in Wyoming recently told a reporter, ““I can’t justify spending that kind of money and not realize a return on my investment.”

In this latest letter, signed and supported by 96 Oklahoma dealers, the auto dealers urged the President to allow consumers to make their own choice about what vehicle is right for them.

“Allow time for the battery technology to advance. Allow time to
make BEVs more affordable. Allow time to develop domestic sources for the minerals to make batteries. Allow time for the charging infrastructure to be built and prove reliable. And most of all, allow time for the American consumer to get comfortable with the technology and make the choice to buy an electric vehicle.”

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The dealers first sent a letter to President Biden last November, signed by 3,882 dealers from across the country. But this second letter offers more of an urgency on the part of the dealers.

“Mr. President, our letter in November asked that you tap the brakes on the electric vehicle mandate. We now ask that you hit the brakes. ”

And the number of auto dealers upset about Biden’s financial support for EVs and lack of understanding of the consumer market has grown to nearly 4,900.

The dealers might have a point as a report by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity on Thursday stated, “The Congressional Budget Office just reported in a “technical revision” revision that the federal subsidies – including the $7,500 check the government hands out to car buyers when the purchase and EV will cost $224 billion above original projections. Why? Because of the Biden EPA’s electric vehicles mandates that will force more people to buy the subsidized EVs.”

Ford also reported Wednesday that it lost more than $60,000 for every EV sold in 2023.

The following Oklahoma dealers are part of the movement:

Battison Honda Oklahoma
BMW of Tulsa Oklahoma
Bob Howard Acura Oklahoma
Bob Howard Buick GMC Oklahoma
Bob Howard Chevrolet Oklahoma
Bob Howard Chrysler Dodge Ram Oklahoma
Bob Howard Honda Oklahoma
Bob Howard Hyundai Oklahoma
Bob Howard Jeep Oklahoma
Bob Howard Nissan Oklahoma
Bob Howard Toyota Oklahoma
Broudy Nissan Oklahoma
Cavender Ford of OKC Oklahoma
Classic Chevrolet OKC Oklahoma
Classic Lawton Chevrolet Oklahoma
Confidence Buick GMC Oklahoma
Confidence Chevrolet Oklahoma
Confidence Ford of Norman Oklahoma
Confidence Subaru of Norman Oklahoma
Diffee Ford Lincoln Oklahoma
Dunn Ford Company Oklahoma
Eskridge Chevrolet Oklahoma
Eskridge Honda Oklahoma
Eskridge Lexus of OKC Oklahoma
Fenton Ford Lincoln of Ada Oklahoma
Fenton Nissan of McAlester Oklahoma
Ford of Altus Oklahoma
Ford of Ardmore Oklahoma
Ford of Duncan Oklahoma
Ford of Lawton Oklahoma
Fowler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Oklahoma
Fowler Ford Oklahoma
Fowler Honda Oklahoma
Fowler Toyota Of Norman Oklahoma
Fowler Toyota Of Tulsa Oklahoma
Fowler Volkswagen Oklahoma
Freedom CDJR FIAT By Ed Morse Oklahoma
Hyundai of Lawton Oklahoma
Jackie Cooper BMW Oklahoma
Jackie Cooper MINI Oklahoma
James Hodge Chevrolet – Broken Bow Oklahoma
James Hodge Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Oklahoma
James Hodge Ford Oklahoma
James Hodge Ford Idabel Oklahoma
James Hodge Hyundai Oklahoma
James Hodge Lincoln Oklahoma
James Hodge Lincoln Idabel Oklahoma
James Hodge Toyota Oklahoma
Janzen GMC Truck Co Oklahoma
Jess Wales Chevrolet Oklahoma
Jim Norton Chevrolet Oklahoma
Jim Norton Toyota Oklahoma
Jim Norton Toyota of OKC Oklahoma
Jim Norton T-Town Chevrolet Oklahoma
Joe Cooper Chevrolet Cadillac Oklahoma
Joe Cooper Dodge of Shawnee Oklahoma
Joe Cooper Dodge of Yukon Oklahoma
Joe Cooper Ford Edmond Oklahoma
Joe Cooper Ford Shawnee Oklahoma
Joe Cooper Ford Yukon Oklahoma
Joe Cooper Lincoln Oklahoma
John Vance Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Oklahoma
John Vance Ford Oklahoma
John Vance Lincoln Oklahoma
Kevin Grover Buick GMC Oklahoma
Keystone Chevrolet Oklahoma
Knippelmier Chevrolet Oklahoma
Lincoln of Ardmore Oklahoma
Lincoln of Duncan Oklahoma
Lincoln of Lawton Oklahoma
Matthews Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Oklahoma
Mike Hellack Chevrolet Oklahoma
Patriot Buick GMC Bartlesville Oklahoma
Patriot Buick GMC Hyundai Bartlesville Oklahoma
Patriot CDJR of Pryor Oklahoma
Patriot CDJR of Tulsa Oklahoma
Patriot Chevrolet Oklahoma
Patriot Chevy Buick GMC Ardmore Oklahoma
Patriot CJDR of Chandler Oklahoma
Patriot CJDR of McAlester Oklahoma
Patriot Honda Oklahoma
Quality Ford Oklahoma
Seminole Chevrolet GMC Oklahoma
South Pointe Chevrolet Oklahoma
South Pointe Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Oklahoma
South Pointe Honda Oklahoma
SouthWest Buick GMC Oklahoma
SouthWest Honda Oklahoma
SouthWest Mazda Oklahoma
SouthWest Toyota Oklahoma
Toyota of Ardmore Oklahoma
Truck-n-Trailer Oklahoma
Vance Buick GMC Oklahoma
Vance Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Oklahoma
Vance Country Ford Oklahoma
Williams Chevrolet Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Oklahoma