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Detroit OEMs, UAW in Talks to Set EV Sales Goals with White House

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August 3, 2021—Officials in the Biden Administration are in talks with the three major U.S. auto manufacturers and the United Auto Workers union to broker a voluntary EV sales agreement. 

The White House is working with General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Stellantis in conjunction with UAW to secure a commitment to have upward of half of all sales be electric vehicles by 2030, according to The Detroit News. No firm target has been decided upon per "three sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations," though the Biden Administration hopes to have the goal set by this week. 

A spokesman for the union said all parties are "still in discussions, but there's no agreement at all." Per the report, the administration is eager to have some unity on the measure, as it needs the automotive sector—currently the largest producer of greenhouse gases in the country—on board in order to reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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