GM’s Slammed Again By Donald Trump Who Says EVs “Won’t Work”

It’s not a secret U.S. President Donald Trump and General Motors are not on good terms right now.

GM’s decision to idle four U.S. plants from 2019 and cut up to 15,000 jobs didn’t go down well with the White House. When it made the restructuring announcement in late November, the automaker said it would invest twice as much money in electric vehicles and self-driving technology. Last year, GM said it planned to launch 20 new electric vehicles by 2023.

Apparently, Trump believes it’s the wrong thing to do. In an interview with Fox News last week, cited by Reuters, the President said GM’s decision to shift much of its focus to EVs would not succeed.

“They’ve changed the whole model of General Motors. They’ve gone to all-electric. All-electric is not going to work… It’s wonderful to have it as a percentage of your cars, but going into this model that she’s doing I think is a mistake,” Trump said referring to GM CEO Mary Barra.

The President, who threatened to eliminate EV tax credits, also reiterated his disappointment at General Motors’ job cuts and plant closures in the United States. “To tell me a couple weeks before Christmas that’s she going to close in Ohio and Michigan – not acceptable to me,” he said.

He added that a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada will make it “very uncomfortable” to build vehicles outside the United States. “I don’t like that General Motors does that… General Motors is not going to be treated well,” Trump said without providing details.

Although signed on November 30, the new trade deal has not been approved by the U.S. Congress yet. Under the agreement, a significant percentage of vehicles must be built by workers earning at least $16 an hour.

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  • Stigasawuswrecks

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  • haji

    I kinda agree with what Trumps saying. Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, all these auto giants have been working on EVs for decades, and they still only can offer a very few to public. I don’t think GM can do any better in just a few years time.

    • You are not reading news. All these companies have essentially switched to fully electric cars, if you check their investments. EV is not a question, it’s just a matter of (short) time. Donald is completely ignorant, as usual

  • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

    This guy is a joke

  • Perry F. Bruns

    To be absolutely fair, once they take office, Presidents of the United States are never allowed to operate motor vehicles again, even after they leave office. In Trump’s case, that’s a blessing. I don’t even trust him with a remote control.

    • Blade t

      Yeah I know presidents can’t drive ,I was more meaning before he was elected. I’m pretty sure he still never drove.

  • Maisch

    So it’s a free market until the market doesn’t do as you want it to do? He gladly calls people or other countries communist but in the same time want full control of what the companies are doing, I don’t get this guy..

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Mary Barra hates the idea of employing American workers. That’s why she was on Hillary Clinton’s short list for potential VPs.

  • Paul Webster

    I hope the Government does shut down. The guy is trying to take a principled stand on an issue that went a long way to getting him elected and the Democrats are being obstructionists. I don’t think quoting Fox News is relevant to the actual issue, nor is your analogy.

  • Bob White

    USMCA is a dead deal. Congress, the Canadian parliament or the new Mexican government will never approve it especially since steel and aluminium tariffs are still in place.

    It’s the worst deal ever negotiated.

  • MatTa Ddor

    Por qué no te callas CABRON

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

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      • MatTa Ddor

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        • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

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          • MatTa Ddor

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  • MatTa Ddor

    Nicho Puta

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

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  • Paul

    He didn’t shut down the gov’t, the Dems did because they wont play ball.

  • Paul

    I think Trumpo is right. GM seems to not be able to get it together for much of anything lately. They need chastised.

  • Craig Smith

    Two more years before four more years.

    • EL CHAPO THA GREAT

      You clowns will still vote for him tho

  • Craig Smith

    Gas prices are dropping, estimates are they will be around $2.00 a gallon soon. So EVs will still be a while. I worked on teh Impact and teh EV1 back in the late 1980’s. Still waiting for a viable platform and technology in 2018…..one that does not need subsidies, tax breaks and will not be an environmental issue when recycled.

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