Why President Joe Biden Could Be Ridin’ With the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

Say what you want about U.S. President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., but the 46th President supports the electric future of the American automotive industry. President Biden has proposed multiple bills that would spend millions on electric vehicle charging infrastructure and make EVs more affordable for Americans. Here’s why President Joe Biden could be ridin’ with the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV truck.

President Joe Biden has openly expressed his support for GM electric vehicles

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the December jobs report at the White House on January 07, 2022 in Washington, DC.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the December jobs report at the White House on January 07, 2022, in Washington, DC | Win McNamee via Getty Images

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It’s no secret that President Joe Biden has been pushing for a future where Americans have access to a wide variety of affordable electric vehicles. Why push for EVs? President Biden believes that it’s finally time for America to make a concentrated effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

According to worldpopulationreview.com, the United States is the second-highest producer of carbon emissions behind china. A study conducted by Statista claimed that the U.S. lagged behind China and Europe in EV sales in 2020. While U.S. electric vehicle sales have drastically improved in 2021, the country still is nowhere near Chinese and European EV sales.

Biden is a supporter of EVs, but not just any EVs. The 46th President wants electric vehicles assembled in the U.S. by unionized workers to be the most popular EVs in America. Sounds easy enough, right? The reality is that the problematic Chevy Bolt was the only electric vehicle on the market that was made in America by unionized workers. Automakers often assemble vehicles in other countries using a non-union workforce.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is in direct opposition with Biden’s goal because he is anti-union, hence why Musk wasn’t invited to the White House along with American big three automakers Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. The great irony is that Tesla is responsible for the majority of the electric vehicle market share in America, yet there seems to be no collaborative effort coming from the current administration.

The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV may be eligible for a special tax credit in the future

The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV off-roading
2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST | Chevrolet

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President Joe Biden has proposed a new electric vehicle tax credit as part of the controversial Build Back Better bill. The bill is currently contested by West Virginia senator Joe Manchin. The current electric vehicle federal tax credit is $7,500. The new proposed credit would get consumers a whopping $12,500 back on eligible electric vehicle purchases.

There’s no telling if the Build Back Better bill will ever be passed. Still, chances are President Biden will look upon EVs that meet his criteria favorably. Since Chevrolet was the only automaker to meet that criteria, the 2024 Chevy Silverado’s release and the government’s reaction to it will be exciting, to say the least. All Chevy has to do is build the Silverado EV in America, and Biden will be ridin’ with the new American electric pickup.

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV

General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra delivers the virtual keynote at CES 2022 beside a blue 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV.
General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra delivers the virtual keynote at CES 2022 beside a blue 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV | Steve Fecht for Chevrolet

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The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV will start at around $40,000. Its most powerful trim, the RST, will be capable of traveling for 400 miles and producing 664 horsepower. The electric Silverado has been called “unmatched” by General Motors CEO Mary Barra. The electric pickup is built on GM’s Ultium platform. The full-size electric truck is the cornerstone of GM’s electric future, and that future is one President Biden can get behind.

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