Joe Biden has been declared the winner in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, beating Donald Trump to become the 46th President of the United States. A flurry of congratulations and acknowledgements for the new president-elect have followed the announcement of Biden’s victory, including a statement from General Motors.
General Motors acknowledged Biden’s victory by calling for policies that support GM’s U.S.-based manufacturing efforts and the automaker’s move towards all-electric vehicle development and production.
“We look forward to working with the new administration and incoming Congress on policies that support our customers, dealers and employees, help strengthen our manufacturing presence in the United States and advance our vision of an all-electric, zero-emissions future,” said General Motors spokeswoman, Jeannine Givivan, in a statement.
General Motors’ crosstown rivals also acknowledged Biden’s win, with Ford Motor Company issuing a statement congratulating the new president-elect, newly elected officials, and re-elected officials. “It is our hope these leaders will focus on bringing the country together and pursue policies that encourage U.S. manufacturing, sustainability and global economic stability,” Ford said in a statement.
Meanwhile, FCA said that it “looks forward to working with president-elect Joe Biden, vice president-elect Kamala Harris, and the new congress to strengthen the automotive industry and build a more secure future for our employees, customers and society.”
Presiden-elect Joe Biden was active throughout his campaign in courting the auto industry. During the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, United Auto Workers member Gerald Lang was asked to speak and show the union’s support for then-nominee Joe Biden. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also spoke, praising Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s actions to save the auto industry during the 2008 – 2010 industry crisis.
Biden has also been active on Twitter showing his passion for the Chevrolet Corvette, while also showing support for greater adoption of all-electric vehicles.
“I believe that we can own the 21st century market again by moving to electric vehicles,” Biden said in a campaign ad back in August.