Car dealers are begging for a slowdown on EVs

December 4 – More than 3,000 auto dealers throughout the country have written to the President of the United States to put the brakes on Electric Vehicles. 

The vehicles are just not moving. People don’t want them and they’re sitting on the lots. 

For every car not sold on a dealership’s lot, that hurts business. Bad. 

Add to that the fact that Consumer Reports has shown 79 percent of EV owners report more problems with these vehicles than gas vehicles and the whole idea sure seems to be a train wreck. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “And yet you’re getting it shoved down your throat by these Greeniacs and this president and his punch the scorecard administration. It’s not about what’s right or what’s good. It’s what resonates with the Greeniacs and a very small group of people that have got way too much control on this.”

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “That Consumer Report finding that they’re not reliable is very compelling because it confirms that reporting we talked about a couple of weeks ago that by and large, the public just doesn’t have a big appetite for these new vehicles, but the manufacturers have continued to crank out these EV cars and trucks because of all of the federal mandates. Now, I don’t think the Biden administration has responded to that letter from the dealers.”

Apparently Elon Musk is now rolling out an electric Tesla truck with a starting price tag of more than $60,000. 

Barkdoll said, “These companies are continuing to produce these vehicles, but my fear is you’re going to really get to a scenario here of surplus inventory. You’re going to have all these vehicles sitting on lots around the country, not moving and I don’t know what the solution is. I suppose at some point, the manufacturers and the dealers would have to do fire sales to get rid of them, but if someone’s taking the loss on that, the manufacturer and/or the dealer would have to absorb that. I think that’s precisely what these dealers are bringing to the attention of the White House to try to avoid that sort of scenario.”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM noted, “I’m going to mention even though it’s been a few more days for them to pick it up, if you do a Google search on this, you don’t get any of the mainstream media. You get the Washington Examiner, and Fox News, and then a bunch of car, auto, more local stuff. Where’s the mainstream media? This is what bothers me. They help to elevate certain voices and they suppress other voices by which stories they choose to cover and they help in this narrative that people don’t understand the problems we’re having, the trade off negative downside of this push for EVs.”

Keep in mind 2024 EV models are already rolling into car dealerships. 

Barkdoll said, “So to the extent there’s an EV inventory surplus, for ‘22 and ‘23, for that matter, here we go. You’re starting to see the pressure develop. Again, if Biden doesn’t respond to that letter and thus far, he has not, it’s going to be interesting to see well, what do the manufacturers and what do these dealers do with all of these surplus cars? It’s a real problem.”