Tesla fans, and even CEO Elon Musk have been growing increasingly frustrated with the Biden Administration’s refusal to acknowledge Tesla as the world leader when it comes to electric vehicles (EVs).
The most recent example happened one week ago with a tweet from the official @POTUS Twitter account which posted a video with Biden and GM CEO Mary Barra.
I meant it when I said the future was going to be made right here in America. Companies like GM and Ford are building more electric vehicles here at home than ever before. pic.twitter.com/5E3ecA93MR
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 27, 2022
Musk replied to the video, suggesting that what he should be talking about is Tesla, which sold nearly 1 million EVs last year, and has the most productive car factory in the US.
Someone has now taken that tweet and purchased ad space on a Times Square billboard in New York with the caption “Just say it,” along with a gold medal, lightning bolt, and car emoji.
in Times Square right now pic.twitter.com/2hMJpMnHcP
— Chris Gadek (@dappermarketer) February 2, 2022
With the billboard, and a Change.org petition, Biden might soon have no choice but to finally acknowledge Tesla as the EV leader in the US, and the world.
The petition, which launched on January 29 has already amassed more than 46,000 signatures and says one of the main reasons Tesla has been snubbed is because of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union.
The White House and the Biden Administration have intentionally been trying to ignore Tesla’s hard work while propping up GM and others as ‘EV Leaders.” They have snubbed Tesla on behalf of UAW citing that the EV events were for UAW.
If you haven’t already, you can sign the petition here.