Trump says he'll repeal EV mandates if elected

By Jen Krausz on
 October 17, 2023

Former President Donald Trump said he would repeal President Joe Biden's electric vehicle mandates if elected in 2024 and do everything he can to bring down the price of a car.

In a message to union auto workers, Trump also said:

If you’re a United Auto Worker, or an auto worker of any standard of any state, I don’t care, they’re going to destroy your business. Within two years, you’re not going to have a job. I’m going to bring back jobs. I’m going to bring back the manufacture of automobiles in our country. Millions and millions of automobiles are brought into our country every year. And we’re going to now make our own automobiles like we used to many years ago.

He advised them to tell their union heads "not to endorse the Democrats who are going to put them out of business."

Trump blamed Biden for the drastic increases in car prices, due to inflation and the cost of ramping up to meet EV mandates.

“Car prices are up nearly 30% since I left office with the average new car now costing an astonishing $50,000 and more,” Trump said. “The typical car payment is now almost $750 a month. It’s a war on American automobiles and it’s a war on the American family and a war on the American dream because it really is.”

It's a clear message about what people will get if they back Trump as opposed to Bide n-- the two frontrunners in the race for the 2024 presidency.