Bill 6233, which sought to ban the direct sale of cars by official dealerships of brands such as Tesla, Lucid Motors, Revin and Pulstar, did not pass the Michigan Senate. In a recent statement, startup Lucid Motors welcomed the Senate vote against the bill, saying the bill would run counter to the spirit of competition and, if passed, would benefit customers, brokers and trading groups instead.
In addition to brands that make electric models, environmental groups were also critical of Bill 6233, which they believe would disrupt the process of learning to use electric vehicles. Charlotte Jameson, one of the directors of environmental programs, said in an interesting comment:
Michigan claims to be at the forefront of the automotive industry, but the future belongs to electric models. Instead of bills that would remove legal barriers to the acquisition of electric vehicles, the Michigan House of Representatives had decided to ban the sale of such vehicles and discourage manufacturers from entering the state.
The failure of Bill 6233 does not mean that similar bills will not be introduced in the future. It is so probable that Lucid Motors said that he is waiting for a similar bill in the coming years!
These bills and similar bills are very important for small companies producing electric models, because if they are approved, they will impose additional pressure on them. Interestingly, Tesla was initially excluded from the bill, but with the changes made in recent weeks, the name of the California automaker was added.
Despite the above, Lucid Motors has emphasized that it will continue its efforts to be present in Michigan. The Michigan Environment Council has also suggested that lawmakers take steps to invite electric vehicle makers to the state.
It goes without saying that with the entry of major automakers such as General Motors and Ford into the electric vehicle market, this market will be more competitive than ever.