As reported by Reuters, President Biden announced that he will attend the 2022 Detroit Auto Show during a recent event.
“I’ll be there,” Biden said at the event, per Reuters. “I’m a car guy – as you kind of noticed.”
The Biden administration has been outspoken in its support for the auto industry’s pivot to all-electric vehicles, including moves made by General Motors. Most recently with the Inflation Reduction Act, which Biden signed into law last month, electric vehicle buyers are now eligible for an extended tax credit, with upwards of $7,500 available for buyers who purchase a new EV manufactured in North America. That includes several GM vehicles that were previously unavailable for the credit due to a 200,000-vehicle cap, now lifted by the recent legislation.
The Biden Administration previously proposed new standards for federally funded EV chargers, plus plans to build an additional 500,000 EV chargers across the U.S., with the aim being the creation of a convenient, reliable, and affordable EV charging network. President Biden has also proposed that at least 50 percent of new vehicles sold by the 2030 calendar year should be either all-electric or plug-in hybrid.
The upcoming 2022 Detroit Auto Show will mark the first time the show has been held since 2019, with the show canceled previously due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Looking ahead, Chevy is set to unveil a new product at the 2022 show, although it’s uncertain at the time of this writing exactly what that product will be. The 2022 Detroit Auto Show will kick off on September 15th with the official NAIAS media day, while the show will be open to the public between September 17th and September 25th.