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Tuesday, 29 December 2020 17:58

Tesla, Other EV Makers Live on After Michigan Sales Ban Bill Evaporates

Written by Joey Klender
Tesla, Other EV Makers Live on After Michigan Sales Ban Bill Evaporates Tesla

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...revised, as it was expected to “have a negligible fiscal impact” on state and local government, Roadshow reported.


Now, the Bill has been left off of the Michigan State Senate’s schedule, and it will not be addressed in future meetings.


Lucid Motors gave a statement to Teslarati after news that the Bill had died off.


“Lucid Motors is pleased that HB6233 failed after the Michigan Senate ended its session without taking action on the bill. The legislation passed by the Michigan House of Representatives was anticompetitive and undermined consumer’s access to different products and consistent, dependable automotive service. These legislative efforts – and similar efforts in other states – are clearly driven by special interests, not consumers, as nearly 70 percent of all EVs sold in Michigan in 2019 were sold directly to consumers. 
We expect this issue to continue to be deliberated when the legislature starts its session next year. Even so, we remain confident that state leaders will make the right decisions for their constituents and to encourage economic growth. For those reasons, we did now slow our efforts to establish a strong presence in the state of Michigan. This includes a service center in Coldwater that is near opening with additional retail and service locations planned in the future.”


The absence of the bill is big for automakers that will aim to open sales and service centers in Michigan in the future.

 

Electric carmakers that have aimed to operate in the heart of the American auto industry for several years, and the absence of the bill from Michigan’s State Senate proves that EV companies will have a future in a state where gas cars have been manufactured for over 100 years.


We thank Teslarati for reprint permission.

 

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