Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Tesla, Ford, GM, and a “Made in America” EV ad that gets the message right with the wrong car

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

United States President Joe Biden recently posted a new ad for the US government’s electric vehicle initiative and its efforts to promote cars that are made in the USA. It was a great ad, and it covered several pertinent programs of the current administration that would go a long way into ensuring that electric vehicles become mainstream in the near future. Ironically enough, the ad featured a vehicle that did not even make it to the Top 90 Most American cars in the United States. 

The US government’s ad featured EPA Chief Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm casually talking about the administration’s efforts to promote locally-made electric cars, including its initiative to establish a network of 500,000 EV chargers across the country. The EPA chief and Energy Secretary also spoke about the need to transition the transportation sector to electric cars considering the segment’s overall emissions. 

“Folks, I’m a car guy – and I firmly believe the future is electric. Gina McCarthy and Secretary Granholm hit the road to talk about the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework’s historic investments in electric vehicles and how we’re going to ensure the future is made in America,” Biden wrote.

Interestingly enough, the video heavily featured a Chevy Bolt, a car that is, at least according to‘s American-Made Index, is not that American at all. The 2021 American-Made Index was published last month, and it featured the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in its No.1 and No.3 spots. This meant that among the cars produced in the country, the all-electric sedan and its crossover sibling are as American as they come. 

Granted, the government’s new ad featured a Chevy Bolt that is part of the federal fleet, which could explain why the vehicle was chosen. However, the Chevy Bolt is hardly a good poster child for the US electric car revolution, considering that the vehicle has not necessarily been a best-seller in GM’s lineup. It’s a shame too, as the Bolt is a pretty solid car that sells for great prices in the second-hand market. 

Even if the US government were intentionally avoiding the use of a Tesla for one strange reason or another, other electric vehicles from American legacy automakers might have been a better choice for the recent ad. The Ford F-150 Lightning comes to mind, especially considering that US President Biden himself has driven the vehicle in the past. The Lightning is also a pickup truck, and it is built in the United States. Such a vehicle, with its newer specs and performance, would likely promote the government’s message better than the Bolt. 

Do you have anything to share with the Teslarati Team? We’d love to hear from you, email us at [email protected].

The post Tesla, Ford, GM, and a “Made in America” EV ad that gets the message right with the wrong car appeared first on TESLARATI.


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.