Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive officer (CEO), said Monday (Sept. 27) that U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration are biased towards his company.
The tech billionaire added that the Biden government is “not the friendliest” and is controlled by the unions.
“Biden held this EV summit, didn’t invite Tesla. … (He) invited GM, Ford, Chrysler and UAW (United Auto Workers),” Musk said during a panel discussion at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California.
“An EV summit in the White House (you) didn’t even mention Tesla and praised GM and Ford for leading the EV revolution. Does that sound a little biased? ”He said.
“Not the friendliest administration, seems to be union-controlled,” added Musk.
Biden last month invited major electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers such as General Motors (GM) and Ford (F), as well as Stellantis, the company formed earlier this year through the merger of Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA, to the White House, to celebrate the automaker’s ambitious EV goals.
However, he did not invite Tesla, the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world.
According to a CNN report, one of the possible reasons for not inviting the Elon Musk-run EV company was the presence of the United Auto Workers (UAW) at the ceremony.
The UAW represents workers from GM, Ford and Stellantis, but so far has been fighting unsuccessfully to organize Tesla workers at the electric vehicle maker’s facility in Fremont, California.