PBS: Could California’s ICE Ban Spread to Other States

September 5, 2022

2 Responses to “PBS: Could California’s ICE Ban Spread to Other States”

  1. tildeb Says:

    Lots of pictures, but no name brand mention, of Tesla. Funny, that GM and Ford were both mentioned specifically. That screams an approved ‘narrative’ to me.

    What is with the intentional and very special negative treatment for Tesla? Also, no mention whatsoever of its new battery technology that doesn’t need cobalt; instead, the ‘narrative’ being sold on the public dime here insists China controls much of the resources needed for EVs. Well, maybe for legacy car makers used to horizontal supply chains. But Tesla is a vertically integrated company that doesn’t fit the scare-mongering narrative. Why Tesla is not widely and enthusiastically championed by media as the massive American success story it is mystifies those who want American industry – and not just Democratically approved unionized archaic companies – to be recognized at home for leading the world in energy technology. That’s what Tesla is: an energy technology company that ALSO happens to make cars.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      Just because Tesla has been producing more EVs than GM and Ford to date with its head start doesn’t mean it will be able to compete when GM and Ford turn their massive production around.

      From https://carsalesbase.com/us-car-sales-analysis-2022-q1/
      US sales (in thousands) Q1 2022
      Toyota 515
      GM 509
      Ford 429
      Stellantis 405 (Fiat/Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/++)
      Hyundai-K 323
      Honda 266
      Nissan 227
      Subaru 132
      VW Group 114
      Tesla 110
      Mazda 82
      BMW 81
      Mercedes 76

      BTW, these days Tesla is getting investments as an energy company, not a car maker.

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