Reuters Is Concerned That Republican Attacks On EVs Could Backfire

Why? Because a lot of manufacturers are building in Red states

In 2024, Republican EV attacks may fall short as swing states reap investment

electric vehicleElectric vehicles are a “hoax,” they do not work, and they are strengthening China’s economy at the expense of American jobs.

Those are among the criticisms that contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, including former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, have leveled on the campaign trail in recent weeks.

But while EVs have emerged as a common foe for Republicans seeking the country’s top job, they are increasingly a source of tax revenue and employment in the states that will determine the winner of the 2024 presidential election.

That has created a potential opportunity that President Joe Biden and some Democratic congressional candidates are seeking to exploit to win support before next November’s vote, according to 25 Democratic and Republican strategists, local officials, labor leaders and a review of campaign literature.

There have been roughly $128 billion in investments in domestic EV and battery manufacturing announced since the 2022 passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, or IRA. That law, supported by Biden and congressional Democrats, created tax credits to boost domestic EV manufacturing.

Of that investment, $48 billion – or one third – has taken place in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Michigan, according to an analysis done by advocacy group Climate Power at Reuters’ request. Those four states, along with Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, are the arguably the most competitive in the country.

Why is this happening in mostly red states? Because they have the lowest taxation, are the most business friendly, and are right to work states. Why would companies want to deal with all the insanity in Blue states? Further, EVs are inconvenient for most citizens, they are expensive, they do help China’s economy (just like solar panels), and, here’s the biggest point of contention, they are being forced on Americans, mostly by executive fiat or unelected bureaucrats. If you want one, get one. Good on you. But, for people who do not want them, why is Government creating the condition where that’s the only thing you will be able to get? Especially when the people foisting this on Americans mostly do not drive one.

This won’t move the needle at all when it comes time to vote, but, climate cultists are always dreaming.

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9 Responses to “Reuters Is Concerned That Republican Attacks On EVs Could Backfire”

  1. H says:

    Why is this happening mostly in red states? Especially when it are the blue states that are paying for it ?
    I did see an article in Drudge, that did make me understand more about the concerns people have over “Biden Economics”
    It said that in deep red states of Idaho eherethe minimum wage is still 7.25$ the most expensive meal at McDonalds for some special Big Mac was over 13 bucks.

    A person working for minimum wage would have to work 2 hours to buy one. Here in NY you can work 1 hour and get the same meal and 2 bucks back .

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      Why is this happening mostly in red states? Especially when it are the blue states that are paying for it ?

      it’s not and they aren’t. Once again you may crap up as you go along and what you do is crap one people who aren’t as well off as you are. You’re an aporophobic and a bigot and show nothing but contempt, disgust and disregard for those less fortunate than you. You display less compassion for the poor especially those living in red states the Nazis did for Jews. You do realize that trump voters live in every state even yours correct? Just because the state is blue doesn’t mean what you think it means.

      You are really a shallow nasty person and you sound like a greedy person too. I’m sure you’re out giving away money for Christmas right? No, because people like you communists like you don’t believe in God or Christmas or generosity.

    • Jl says:

      Really Johnny? Then in New York you can work 60 hours a week trying to pay for your $4000 a month 750 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apartment. But at least you got a Big Mac…

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

    Apparently not.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  3. unklc says:

    EV’s shouldn’t require government dictates or subsidies. It is now an existing and somewhat workable technology. Let them compete in the marketplace and let the market decide. If EV’s are competitive, manufacturers will build what the market buys. Currently there is a backlog of unsold EV’s because the market isn’t buying them.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      That’s absolutely correct.

      EVs are not feasible except as a requirement instituted by the government. With any new technology, there would be a test city to see if the government’s intent to turn everything electric would actually work. The reason they don’t have a test town or village? Expenses would show the stupidity immediately. So only by subsidies and by dictatorial orders from the bureaucracy have we gotten this far down the all electric road. Let’s have a test city that is all electric; no subsidies or compulsion allowed. The only diktat allowed should be that only electric power/transportation is allowed for the period of the mandate. No taxpayer money. Let’s start with Washington D.C.

      I think the whole Evie thing might be just a scheme to get us to pay for elwoods black friends new cars in the ghetto. They can add that to their food clothing housing education health care etcetera etcetera now we can buy them a car. That way they go through drive through voting they don’t even have to worry about their ballots they just try through. They could cheat at 40 miles an hour now

      • unklc says:

        Ev’s are relatively practical now, but only in certain, limited circumstances. Urban use, delivery vehicles, and similar tasks. Amazon has a fleet of specialty Rivian delivery vans, one just left my house. Pepsi has bought a small fleet of Tesla semis for testing. Most of the major builders of class 6, 7, & 8 trucks have an EV program.
        As I have stated before, EV’s aren’t ready for prime time, general use; and may never be. They are a niche market vehicle. Note that the examples I gave were local delivery, short run vehicles and return to the base after making deliveries and recharge. Fleet operators like this can install the charging equipment to make their EV use practical. Don’t see this as practical for the average homeowner and especially apartment/condo dwellers any time soon.
        As usual. the cultists don’t have a firm grasp on physics, logistics, or math. Much less, reality.

  4. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    Nothing should require government dictates or subsidies. Except perhaps defense and anything regarding the military. We have an open market here there’s no reason why we can’t let it up to the market. I know the reason the reason is because it’s not business to them it’s religion. There’s a backup in EV’s right now because the government’s forcing them to build cars that nobody wants to buy or at least there’s not enough demand to buy them yet. There’s absolutely no reason why do you have to pass laws stating that there can’t be any gasoline cars after X date that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in a free economy and a free country. That makes as much sense as everybody’s gotta get a vaccine vaccination that isn’t a vaccine and doesn’t stop the movement of the disease.

    Everything the left touches it destroys and they’re doing it right now to electric vehicles. Are they gonna do now they’re gonna run and spend $2 trillion making substations to charge vehicles? And then suddenly find out that there’s not enough electricity generated tab to keep everything working? I know one thing is for sure there’s certainly not a going to supply enough electricity with windmills and mirrors on the roofs of buildings it’s not happening. Anybody that believes that needs to have their head examined. They might be able to do it if they put 10 or 15 nuclear power plants in every state but other than that I can’t see it happening.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Dems and environuts are pissed.

    “Common sense has prevailed,” Connecticut Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly said in a statement. “The Governor’s decision to withdraw the regulations is a reasoned approach to address the growing concerns raised by working and middle-class families. Adopting California emission standards which ban the sale of gas-powered cars is a substantial policy shift which must be decided by the General Assembly.”

    Bwaha! Lolgf

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