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  • The White House held a summit on Thursday about the future of electric cars and fuel standards in the United States.
  • Elon Musk posted on Twitter that it was “odd” that Tesla wasn’t invited to the summit.
  • Tesla accounted for close to 74 percent of electric car sales in the U.S. the last three years.

Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to air his frustration that Tesla wasn’t invited to the White House’s summit on the future of electric cars in the United States, despite the company being responsible for most electric car sales in the country.

Yeah, seems odd that Tesla wasn’t invited,” the Tesla CEO tweeted in response to a CleanTechnica article about its exclusion from the event.

According to a report by Business Insider, Tesla has accounted for about 74 percent of electric vehicle sales in the U.S. the last three years.


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When a reporter questioned White House press secretary Jen Psaki about the reason for the exclusion, she responded, "I'll let you draw your own conclusion."

The White House summit included talks from President Biden and head executives from companies such as Ford and General Motors.


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Published on Aug 05, 2021