Buttigieg ‘not sure’ why Musk’s Tesla snubbed from Biden clean-car event


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday he doesn’t know why Elon Musk’s Tesla, by far the biggest name in electric vehicles, won’t appear at the White House when President Joe Biden takes new steps in support of clean cars and trucks.

“I’m not sure,” Buttigieg said when asked on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” why Tesla wasn’t invited to the event, where Biden is expected to sign an executive order setting a national goal for half of all new cars and trucks to be electric or zero-emission by 2030.

Leaders of U.S. auto giants Ford and GM, as well as Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler, and the United Auto Workers union are slated to stand alongside Biden at the 3 p.m. ET event.

But Tesla…


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